Covid19 has no doubt taken its toll on everyone, young people especially: constant bad news, missed school, holidays and other important events/ milestones, increased stress at home, missing family and friends … The list is endless.
Whilst many children will be (secretly) glad to get back to some sort of normality this doesn’t mean they won’t be worried, especially if they have people at home who are shielding. There will also be concerns about work, friendships, and bullying. It would be foolish, not to acknowledge these concerns and begin to address them; this unit does just that.
The aim of this unit is to build confidence in self, in appreciating/ respecting those different from you, and in supporting each other. It assumes that pupils will be in ‘bubbles’ and be able to work freely within such bubbles (albeit potentially in masks).
Based on 5 one hour lessons, this unit could be ran as 5 separate lessons for PSHE, however, if timetable allows, it would work well being delivered over the course of a day with a timetable stand-down. This is especially true with new year 7s as it will help them get to know class mates with fun, team building tasks.
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