Mental Health and Wellbeing

NSPCC/Childline support around Coronavirus

Mental health and wellbeing

Children and young people may be worried about the impact of coronavirus, social distancing or self-isolation. Those who already have mental health difficulties such as anxiety might be finding things particularly tough. Talk to them about what’s happening, check how they’re feeling and keep them as well informed as you can.

> Find out how to have difficult conversations with children

Tell children and young people where they can go if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while school is closed.

Childline provides a range of online tools that young people might find helpful:

Information about Coronavirus

Calm Zone – activities to help let go of stress

Games to help take your mind off things

Information and advice on a range of topics including feelings, relationships, family and schools

Peer support message boards

Childline Kids, our website for under 12s.

Childline can also give confidential help and advice. Calls to 0800 1111 are free or children can get support online. Supporting and reassuring young children

MINDHEART – CHILD FRIENDLY STORY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (we used this at school last week)

Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. Covibook is available to download in 21 languages including English.

Read the news story: #COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Read the book: Covibook

BBC Newsround Advice/Support:

Newsround Link

Fun and Simple Activities to do at home with kids

 

Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, learners who are focused and learners who are aspirational in their goals; learners well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

Paul Ives

Principal

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