With schools closed, it is more important than ever that we find ways to support our children’s wellbeing by helping them stay active and eat well. Energize has compiled a range of FREE resources, under five key topics, everyone can access them online from home. Follow the link below to access the
Covid-19 / Coronavirus Resources
BACP guidance around managing anxiety – https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/
Anna Freud links – Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people which may be useful.
Liverpool CAMHS resource – https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK – Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze – information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/V4%20Coronavirus%20advice%20for%20schools%20poster%20020302%20EDU15.0.4%20%282%29.pdf
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Last week we welcomed Sasha from Hoola Nation into school to teach us how to hoola hoop. Sasha is the founder of Hoola Nation and is a world record holder for completing the London Marathon whilst hoola hooping all the way around. She was extremely impressed with the talents of the pupils here at St Lawrence and everyone enjoyed participating in the workshops.
Judie Ellis from Wrekin Forest School has been working with children in the Forest School area on their new themes. Class 1 have been going on a bear hunt and making porridge, Class 2 have been making stone age weapons and tools, Class 3 have been going back to rationing and making soup with limited ingredients. All the children have had the most wonderful time learning about their new themes in the outside environment.