Popular chef shows support for NSPCC’s Schools Service in Leicester

Popular chef Kwoklyn Wan showed his support for an NSPCC programme that teaches school children to recognise abuse and identify a trusted adult to speak to if they’re worried.

Kwoklyn, whose Chinese Takeaway Cookbook is an Amazon bestseller, visited North Mead Primary Academy in Leicester earlier this month to observe a ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ assembly conducted by volunteers from the charity’s Schools Service.

During the 2018/19 academic year, the NSPCC’s Schools Service visited 115 schools across Leicestershire, reaching over 30,000 children.

Speak Out. Stay Safe visits consist of an assembly presentation for children aged five to 11, and a one-hour classroom workshop for children in years five and six.

The interactive assemblies and workshops help children recognise the different types of abuse, and understand how to protect themselves. They also learn where they can turn for help – including the NSPCC-run service Childline.

A third-generation chef and restauranteur, Kwoklyn has made various appearances on This Morning, and holds an ambassadorial role with the charity.

Kwoklyn, who grew up in Leicester with his family who owned the city’s first Cantonese restaurant, said: “It was great to see for myself the vital work that the NSPCC’s Schools Service do in Leicestershire.

“The key messages they give out are put across in a sensitive manner that all children will understand – and from what I could see they left the room better equipped to keep themselves safe from abuse.

“The work that the volunteers put in is amazing and I’m looking forward to supporting the NSPCC at further events such as this.”

To find out more visit nspcc.org.uk
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