The Daily Mile Destinations
The Daily Mile has been a useful activity for schools during the pandemic, as it allows children and staff to get outdoors while socially distancing. We hope the new Daily Mile Destinations resource can help get children moving more in school and bring extra fun and learning to the school day. Travel the Great Wall of China, soak up the spray at Niagara Falls, stand in awe as the sun rises over the pyramids of Giza and visit Chile’s Easter Island!
Whatever your journey looks like this year, let The Daily Mile Destinations help you along the way, keeping your pupils fit, focused and flourishing – the journey is in your hands. To sign up click here
World Mental Health Day Toolkit
In this toolkit, we’ve created and curated a set of resources focusing on inclusivity and celebrating our differences - all with a mental health focus.
These resources provide specialised knowledge and support for diverse groups of children, and celebrate the unique and different qualities each child brings to your school community.
The toolkit is split into two sections:
- ‘The same but different’ resource set
We’ve created a set of resources all about celebrating diversity and difference. There’s an assembly plan, tips from teachers, and three lesson plans for different age groups. You can use these resources in the week leading up to World Mental Health Day, to help you create a mentally healthy culture in your school.
- Further resources to support diverse groups of children
Evidence shows that some groups of children may need more support with their mental health due to their past experiences. We have collected together resources to be delivered to, or inform your work with, groups of children who may need more support.
There are resources included for:
- Children who identify as LGBTQ+
- Children from ethnic minority groups
- Children who are refugees and asylum seekers
- Children who are looked-after
- Young carers
You can find lots more information and resources for other groups, and further factors that can effect children’s mental health, in the risks and protective factors section of Mentally Healthy Schools.
Hands. Face. Space
Public Health England have a new campaign. With winter fast approaching, the 'Hands. Face. Space' campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak. Click here to view the full campaign
Children love to socialise and as they get older, they will want to stay in touch with their friends online.
This week your final activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while connecting with others on social media apps and platforms:
Partner Support for Mental Health & Well being in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning
Welcome to Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning. This is an umbrella organisation for Gloucestershire Healthy Schools and Gloucestershire Healthy FE (Further Education).
GHLL was launched in July 2012 for schools and colleges across Gloucestershire, supported by Leading Teachers.
Funding is through Public Health and by Gloucestershire County Council. Schools and colleges are offered this supported intervention at no cost.
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