Research shows that gratitude is a powerful way of increasing happiness and positivity. Why not use this powerpoint to encourage your class to build up an attitude of gratitude?!

by John Kelly and Steph Laberis ISBN 978-1848694361
This is a great Key Stage 1 resource to explore inclusion and acceptance. It is easy to feel left out or excluded in the playground. Duck wants to join a club and his application is denied. He sets up a new club where all are welcome.

Here Matt Goodfellow kindly reads a few of his poems aloud from the poetry book The Same Inside for teachers to share with their classes.

Downloadable activity in which learners work in groups to write ‘Curiosity Questions’ to send to a linked class by post, email or film.
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KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

This assembly is a great way to give pupils an opportunity to reflect on the importance of resilience and how dealing with adversity can help shape us. The assembly also explores how being resilient means that you are willing to ask for help when needed.

‘Every Child a Song’ by Nicola Davies was written to celebrate 30 years since UNCRC (United Nations Convention Rights of the Child) was introduced. 

Explore a world of emotions using this stunningly illustrated picture book. The lyrical text make every feeling come to life to help children understand the range of emotions that may experience. It can also prompt further discussion about feelings- what they feel like (to themselves and others), how to recognise them and how to express them.

An activity to help secondary students prepare to meet each other for the first time and consider what might help to make a linking visit go well.

KS3/4 I 20 – 40 mins I Teacher led

Taken from the fantastic book ‘We Are All Born Free‘ by Amnesty, Freedom Park shows Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “We all have the right to life”. In class, children can explore the different messages they can see within the image and during class visit days, children can work collaboratively to create their very own version of Freedom Park!

This is a montage created by the Great Get Together showing pairs and groups of people sharing cards on which they have written things they have in common and things that are different. It can be used as a stimulus for linking classes to explore and find commonalities and differences between themselves and then create cards for a shared video.

This video shows Imam Qari and Rabbi Esther holding cards on which they have written similarities and differences that they have identified including that they both love a cup of tea, both live in Yorkshire and then follow different faiths. It can be used as a stimulus for linking classes.