Children’s Design Competition Will Share Important Message
Linking with the theme for this year’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day across Nottinghamshire on 30 June, children are being asked to design a pair of pants for the NSPCC’s Talk Pants mascot, Pantosaurus. The design must celebrate differences and show that everyone can sparkle.
The competition is open to schools, early years settings and community groups across the city and county.
Entries can be submitted until 6pm on Thursday 9 June 2022.
Ami-Lara, Children and Young People’s Coordinator for BWP, which supports women, children and young people in Broxtowe who have experienced Domestic Abuse, said: “It’s such an important conversation that parents, carers and professionals need to be having with children.
“The Pants campaign, with Pantosaurus as a mascot, opens up this often daunting subject and shares the keys messages in an age appropriate, safe way.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing what children are inspired to create for Pantosaurus to wear! Each winner will receive a Pantosaurus plush toy, story book and game. We will also select one of the winning settings for a visit from Pantosaurus himself.”
Rachel Wallace, NSPCC Local Campaigns Manager, added: “Talking PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep children safe from abuse. We hope lots of children across the city and the county will take part in this competition, enjoy being creative and learn about the PANTS rules at the same time.”
The NSPCC Talk Pants campaign is designed to help children to learn about the NSPCC’s PANTS rule, which teaches them how to stay safe from sexual abuse.
Each letter stands for a rule:
P: Privates are private.
A: Always remember your body belongs to you.
N: No means no.
T: Talk about secrets that upset you.
S: Speak up, someone can help.