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June 2019 PSHE/Healthy Schools Bulletin

Welcome to the June 2019 PSHE/Healthy Schools Bulletin

Welcome to the June 2019 PSHE/Healthy Schools Bulletin
Here you will find all the information and contact details of what was shared at the meeting.
Inputs at the meeting:

1. June network meeting Updates and support

2. My Bright Kite.

My Bright Kite is a Leeds based refugee youth organisation offering assemblies, storytelling, talks and workshops to educate children and young people on the global themes of migration and refugees. Please click here for the flyer.

With over 16 years’ experience of delivering refugee awareness workshops to education settings, My Bright Kite are passionate about educating all children and young people, irrespective of background, on the global themes of migration and refugees.

My Bright Kite school programmes draw on the personal experiences of Gulwali, our co-founder who escaped war-torn Afghanistan as a child; as well as the voices and experiences of many of the children and families our team work with in Leeds and overseas. We use the stories of refugee children to build connection with pupils and promote understanding, compassion and empathy among our audiences.

My Bright Kite programmes combine assemblies, storytelling, talks and classroom workshops for different key stages to support learning outcomes linked to the Citizenship and PSHE curriculums, SMSC education, the British Values framework, Inclusion and SMSC quality marks and wider cross-curriculum projects. For more details, to make an enquiry or to book please visit: or email

3. Migration Yorkshire

The Resettlement Service,  Communities and Environment, Leeds City Council, have funding a play for secondary schools. ‘How to be Lucky’ is a play by An Invisible Man theatre company. They were asked by Migration Yorkshire in 2018 to create a new work that would explore, with late teen and adult community audiences, the journeys, experiences and realities of Syrian refugees settling in the UK. ‘How to be Lucky’ is the interactive workshop and play aimed at key stage 4 and 5 students, that is the result of research carried out by Stephen Burke, director and writer of An Invisible Man theatre company. To find out more please click on the link How to be Lucky

4. Mr ShapeShifter CSE Resource

If it doesn’t feel right then it isn’t

A new and unique CSE/CSA prevention, education and awareness raising package built around a powerful animation and book which can easily be delivered by teachers and other professionals working with children aged 9-11.

GW Theatre Company has produced animated and book versions of its acclaimed Theatre production Mr Shapeshifter to reach more children in schools and to significantly extend the impact its CSA/CSE Prevention work beyond the classroom to parents, carers, families and the wider community, as well as to children learning and living in different and more complex settings. Watch the animation here:

5. Dementia Friendly communities

The Dementia Friendly Communities initiative brings together the Dementia Friendly and Age Friendly initiatives to help make Leeds a great city for older people. It is led by Leeds Older People’s Forum, working in partnership with Leeds City Council and other partners and is part of the Time to Shine programme which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness. It aims to make Leeds a place where people of all ages can actively participate in community life, helping them to stay active and connected, even at the oldest ages.

Dementia Friendly communities

6. Prevent briefing from Julia Holden

The objectives of Prevent are to:

•• Tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism.

•• Safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention, identifying them and offering support.

•• Enable those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate.

Please click on the link to find out more about both the national and local PREVENT agenda and what support is available in Leeds.

PREVENT briefing

7. Child Bereavement UK –Leeds Service

Child Bereavement UK has been supporting bereaved families across the UK for twenty-five years. In collaboration with Leeds City Council they have now opened a Leeds-based service which are offering support to Leeds children and young people up to age 18 who have been bereaved of a close family member. Please see attached flyer for more information.

CBUK website



Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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