NEW Virtual Events

FOLLOWING SCHOOL CLOSURES PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING & ADAPTING THIS YEAR'S CANCELLED EVENTS. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEW PROJECTS AND VIRTUAL EVENTS!

#DANCEUNITE

DANCEUNITE is our brand new virtual Dance Festival for 2020. Taking place from 11th to the 15th May 2020 we will be sharing daily updates across our social media @GatesheadSSP on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram. To stay up to date you can subscribe to our Youtube channel here, where you can find all the relevant videos in one place. 

The campaign focusses on the importance of 'uniting' the community and the 5 ways to wellbeing.The aim of this campaign is to:

  • Bring people together and connect
  • Get people active and have fun while doing so
  • Teach our young people about the importance of giving through helping friends and family
  • Learn something new even if we don't always get it right straight away (we'd love to see the funny fail videos too!)
  • To live in the moment and take notice of just how far you have come.

We want you, our school community, to take part in #DANCEUNITE following the tutorials and learning the dance routine that The Creative Dance Centre have put together to Channy's song 'Be Who You Are'. BUT we want to see the process so please don't forget to share your journey with us! Tag us in your photos, videos and messages on social media @GatesheadSSP and don't forget to share with us your final big performance on Friday 15th May!

If you missed #DANCEUNITE don't worry as you can still get involved! All of the #DANCEUNITE tutorials and videos will be on our Youtube channel so you can go back and dance whenever you like!

You can find a full report on the #DANCEUNITE campaign here.

Online Safety Reminder & Resources

During this time, everything appears to be becoming more virtual which is why we have gathered some great online safety resources for parents to make it a little easier to make sure the kids are safe online!

UKCCIS - Children Online Safety (Social Media Guidance)

Childnet - Supporting Young People Online (Parent Info Sheet)

Childnet - Online Resources for Parents

Childnet - Let's Talk About Life Online

Family Agreement

Safety Net Kids - Staying Safe Online

Top Ten Tips:

1)  Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)  Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)  Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)  Never give out your passwords

5)  Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)  Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)  Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)  Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)  Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree it doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

Twitter Safety Checklist

Instagram Safety Checklist

Facebook Safety Checklist