Health and wellbeing
The Education Endowment Foundation have put together some useful support resources for parents, as well as a useful video, around building daily routines. The 'Supporting home learning routines' PDF at the bottom of the page is a useful daily checklist for keeping routines going.
The CWMT Wellbeing Challenge is a free interactive challenge that we usually send out to schools but we have adapted it for parents to do at home with their children in the current circumstances.
The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’:
- Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give.
- We are running the challenge for two weeks (Monday 4th May - Sunday 17th) and you could be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize from Sharky and George (see below).
- The main aim is to complete at least one wellbeing activity for each of the five ways during this two-week period, and document it by sending us a photo of the activity in progress. We have given you lots of ideas to help you out in our pack but you are welcome to do your own activities too. Obviously you can do much more than just one per ‘way’ if you are enjoying it!
- The challenge is only for two weeks, but we hope that you enjoy some of the activities so much that you might start to include them in your everyday life.
We have created two packs - one for primary aged children and one for secondary/sixth form age.
If you would like to sign up to receive your free pack, please complete our short form.
Please note that pack will be emailed out on Thursday 30 April.
It is important to remember that our own health and the children's health still extends beyond Covid-19 - there are resources in the 'wellbeing' tab to support with mental health and wellbeing throughout this difficult time. For more active measures, look at our Fitness Fun page for ideas and videos. Don't forget, until told otherwise, the outdoors is still accessible - continue being sensible, social distancing, but some fresh air or playing in a garden may well be a welcome break from being indoors!