4 Self-Care Tips for When You're Feeling Burnout

4 Self-Care Tips for When You're Feeling Burnout
If you’re struggling to stay on top of things at the moment, then you’re not alone. It’s important not to keep it to yourself though and just hope that things get better. Open up about how you’re feeling to your colleagues, or a friend. Not only is it good to talk about things, but it could give you some perspective and they might be able to offer some helpful advice or support. Read More...

7 Benefits of Gardening for Children

7 Benefits of Gardening for Children
Gardening is often thought of as a hobby for the older generation, but gardening can be enjoyed by anyone and has many health benefits for people of all ages. This National Children’s Gardening Week we explore the benefits that gardening has for children and young people and how you can enjoy getting outdoors with your family. Read More...

How to Practice Meditation

How to Practice Meditation
Meditation is a practise that has been used for centuries, that allows for the person to be in the present moment, rather than thinking about the past or future. Although many religions use this practise, it is not religious itself. There are many different techniques that can be done, from simply focusing on your breathing, to focusing your attention onto a specific thing. The idea is to be in touch with your body and mind, moment by moment. Read More...

How to Spot a Microaggression

How to Spot a Microaggression
A lot of the time the perpetrator of the microaggression has no intention of causing offence or hurt. People are often unaware of how their words or actions, impact the recipient, whose experiences will differ so much from their own. This does not mean that being unaware is an excuse or free card to perpetrate these beliefs or behaviours Read More...

5 Ways to Combat Loneliness in Young People

5 Ways to Combat Loneliness in Young People
Loneliness and mental health are closely linked, many people with anxiety and depression feel lonely and loneliness and isolation can lead to mental health illnesses. A YouGov poll (2019) of 13-19-year-olds found 69% said they felt alone “often” or “sometimes” in the last fortnight and 59% feel like they “often” or “sometimes have no one to talk to". The survey also reported that 88% Britons aged from 18 to 24 say they experience loneliness to some degree Read More...

Primary PE and Sport Premium, Are You Compliant?

Primary PE and Sport Premium, Are You Compliant?
As Governors you have a key role in monitoring how funding is spent, the ability to challenge leaders and ensure impact is measured and reported. The PE and Sport Premium investment represents an opportunity to impact upon the lives of our young people through sport and physical activity. Read More...

Top Picnic Spots For 2022

Top Picnic Spots For 2022
Lullingstone Country Park is home to hundreds of ancient trees, some of which are thought to be 800 years old! With beautiful grassland speckled with wild flowers throughout the summer months, this picture-perfect country park is the ideal spot if you’re looking for stunning Kentish countryside. Read More...

The Pandemic Continues To Affect Pupil’s Physical And Mental Health

The Pandemic Continues To Affect Pupil’s Physical And Mental Health
The latest results from Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey highlights the on-going impact Covid-19 has had on physical activity levels in Kent. It shows that only 41.7% (103,200) of children and young people are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more every day. Read More...

Are you sitting too much?

Are you sitting too much?
“We sit too much, and research suggests that this is not very good for us. The poor health effects from too much sitting are separate from whether you are physically active or not. They are separate behaviours in the same way that smoking is different from diet. People who spend long periods of time sitting have been found to have higher rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death from all causes. Read More...

Neurodiversity: Difference not Deficit

Neurodiversity: Difference not Deficit
The term ‘neurodiversity’ refers to the huge variation in cognitive functioning that occurs across all humans, including our ability to learn, pay attention, remember information, make decisions, and engage with others socially. As a result of neurodiversity, each person possesses their own unique set of skills, talents, needs, and difficulties. Read More...
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