Mental health

Youth Sport Trust and Wonder Woman 1984 charity partnership kicks off with free resources for families

In a bid to support children, schools and families who are experiencing rising levels of inactivity, Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film Wonder Woman 1984 is teaming up with children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust to support families to enter 2021 feeling healthier and happier. The partnership has seen the creation …

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Threats to extracurricular learning could accelerate youth mental health crisis, warns The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

New research conducted in October 2020 amongst a sample of 2,728 DofE participants of school/college age by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), has today revealed the transformative impact that extracurricular learning, such as volunteering, developing a skill or getting better at a sport, can have on young people’s wellbeing …

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Friendships help say children, as one in three report being bullied since Covid outbreak

Bullying is still a significant problem in children’s lives, with a third (33.5%) of children in England saying they’ve been victims during the last six months. A poll of 2,000 11 to 16-year-olds, published to mark Anti-Bullying Week, found that one in five children said they were on the receiving …

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Pupils from Oldham school unite with community for Remembrance Day

Children from Oldham-based Roundthorn Primary Academy and the wider community have supported local florist Eden in their shop window efforts to support The Royal British Legion in time for this year’s Remembrance Day celebrations. Pupils who attend the school’s lunchtime wellbeing club, an initiative set up by Pastoral Lead Miss …

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BBC Children in Need: Joe Wicks and Laura Whitmore launch 2020 schools fundraising appeal

BBC Children in Need has announced Joe Wicks will be returning for the charity’s 2020 Appeal as the Schools Ambassador. Joe is leading this year’s primary schools campaign, ‘Five to Thrive’, which aims to unite children in schools across the UK in a week of activities to enhance their own …

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A world first in Cambridge: IB special autism school to open in 2021

The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school is set to open on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021. Based in Impington, The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school provision for young people with autism. Initially admitting up to 40 students in Years 3 to 7, intake …

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West Yorkshire primary school receives Anti-Bullying Award UK

Bradford based Wilsden Primary School has received the ABQM-UK Bronze Award after successfully establishing effective and sustainable anti-bullying policies and strategies which has become a part of the school’s everyday life. The school were presented with the national award after staff, pupils, parents, and governors demonstrated that anti-bullying is a …

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Military charity launches free secondary school resources to support service children in school

Little Troopers, the military children’s charity, has launched new secondary school resources to help teachers support children aged 11-16 who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces. Created alongside teachers, forces families and behavioural experts, the resources offer lots of practical ideas to get children talking about forces life …

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New initiative launched to support the mental wellbeing of children in schools

Each session is designed according to The Beattie Method, a holistic approach to building resilience, nurturing self-esteem, wellbeing, learning capacity and critical thinking in a supportive creative environment. By applying The Beattie Method, AT The Bus facilitators help students feel secure and valued; find enjoyment and interest in the world …

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