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...

Do You Want To Blog For Kent-Teach?

Do You Want To Blog For Kent-Teach?
The Kent-Teach blog is a resourceful hub of information, insightful articles, personal reflections and ideas that inspire the teaching and education community. We are now looking for more bloggers to join our talented pool of writers – are you interested? 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...

Events and Activities To Do This Easter

Events and Activities To Do This Easter
If you are looking for something a little different this Easter, check out Canoe Wild's annual aquatic Easter egg hunt in Canterbury. As you paddle down the River Stour, try and spot as many eggs as you can to win a chocolatey prize. How often do you get to do an Easter egg hunt in water? 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...

Ideas and Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Meals

Ideas and Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Meals
With the cost of living rising, one thing that does not need to be less affordable is eating well regularly. These meals and tips can be used for home, work or school depending on your needs and wants that week. 62 per cent of school-going adolescents drink a sugary soft drink once a day and 49 per cent eat junk food once a week in high income countries Read More...
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