We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in Schools Linking this year. It has been a tough year and Thank You Day, led by the Together coalition, offers a welcome opportunity to pause and reflect on how we connect with each other – and appreciate how gratitude helps us move forward. There are so many ways of saying thank you – and we all have someone or something to be grateful for! Giving thanks helps us to feel more positive emotions, build relationships and generally improve our health. We hope that everyone will find a way to come together with those around them on Sunday, to say thank you.
You could hold a barbe-thankQ …or a Big Lunch.. there so many ways of creating your own special day.
Each class in every school across the UK has been invited to create a piece of a giant national thank you card alongside artist Charlie Mackesy, which will be presented at Wimbledon and will then be on display at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Schools who have missed this can also join in on the Friday before Thank You Day (2nd July), to celebrate their communities with an outdoor Thank You Party and make thank you games and posters, encouraging everyone to think about who they are thankful for. Celebrations will continue on Monday 5th July, which is the NHS’s 73rd birthday. We have created a PowerPoint for teachers to use, to lead discussion and activities around saying Thank You.
Take a look at #ThankYouDay on social media and on the Thank You Day website https://thankyouday.org.uk to get in the mood.
Plan Your Thank You Day!
There’s an exciting menu of activities you can get involved with this Thank You Day.
Take part in one of the below, or create your own – you decide!
0900: Join in an hour’s exercise across our country’s green spaces, followed by a NCT picnic brunch to say thank you to our families, friends and volunteers. Find Out More!
1100: Take part in the UK’s Power Hour litter pick with Keep Britain Tidy to say thank you to your local environment for keeping us sane during lockdown. Find Out More!
1300: Street party or picnic? You decide! Share friendship, food and fun to say thank you with your neighbours and community with a Big Lunch. Find Out More!
1500: Thank you for the Music! Dust of your instruments and warm up those vocal chords. Play or sing-a-long in a UK wide performance with your friends, local community or music group! Find Out More!
1700: Cheers for volunteers! Join us to raise a glass or a mug to everyone who has helped us through the past year by giving their time. Find Out More!
1900: BB-Thank-Q!The nation’s biggest ever Cook Out led by Levi Roots. Share a BBQ with your neighbours and friends. Find Out More!