Following the success of our recent livestreams, and long discussions with our partner company Services 4 Schools Ltd (S4S) (based in Wolverhampton), we are now producing a series of professionally created videos that will be targeting key stage 2 children and with enhanced focus on year 6 and work related to the transition to secondary school. The videos will be available from the end of May/beginning June, following ‘half-term’. We do appreciate there is no concrete date for children returning to school, however, these sessions can be accessed at home (via your school if they ‘sign-up’) or in school if the children do return in the coming weeks/months.
There seems to be a lot of focus on physical health and academic learning during the school closures, and we know first hand that children are struggling with issues surrounding mental health; they are confused, worried, bored etc, as their lives have been turned upside down. We - as adults can rationalise this, and often will find other events in our lives to correlate the current situation too, however, children tend not to be able to do this, which often manifests itself as frustration, anger and anxiety and a whole host of other emotions and feelings too.
We are going to address this in our videos; they will be fun, engaging, interactive and most of all informative. We cannot wait to get started, and see how our online presence flourishes and as we progress we have lots more plans with S4S to take Thumbs Up further afield. There are lots more sessions we will be creating online in the new school year that will be - in the main, accessed in schools (assuming the children will be back by then!).
We are so excited to be working in partnership with S4S; they are a fabulous company, they certainly share our passion and drive towards improving mental health in our children. We are so looking forward to seeing where our evolving partnership takes us. If you wish to read more about S4S please see their website at:- www.services4schools.org.uk.
If your school may be interested in our online sessions (from wherever you are), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will confirm receipt of your enquiry, give you any more information you require, and then as soon as the videos are available for your school, we will let you know.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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