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Safer Internet Day


Oldcastle Primary School were delighted to be shortlisted and invited to attend the Welsh Government Safer Internet Day competition at Cardiff Odeon on Tuesday 11th February.


Children from a variety of year groups in the school produced videos to highlight the importance of staying safe online.  One of our reception classes was shortlisted for the final of the competition.


Children in the Reception class produced a video based around the tv programme ‘Question Time’ and invited members of the audience (their class mates) to answer questions on how to stay safe online. Their message was simple and effective and involved ‘telling a grown up’ when online.  


The group of children from Oldcastle Primary were delighted to experience the awards ceremony and see the reception children’s video on the big screen!  The ceremony was attended by Kirsty Williams AM who congratulated all the school children that got through to the final of the competition.


The event was organised by Welsh Government in partnership with Safer Internet UK.


We were thrilled to reach the final of the Safer Internet Day competition and children were excited to be part of the event in Cardiff.  As a school we think it is extremely important to educate children in the importance of online safety and we felt that this competition was a great way to involve the whole school.  Technology plays an important role in our school life and we feel it is important for pupils to understand how to look after themselves online and also understand what to do if something goes wrong. We are looking forward to being involved in the competition next academic year.


To view our video please click below:

Reception Question Time Video