With less than a month to go until Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, Place2Be has teamed up with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy to create a free assembly on the theme of Express Yourself.
The assembly will be available to all schools and families at 9am on Monday 1 February – and will feature pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children and young people can get involved at home. It will be hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson.
As the majority of pupils are now at home, the assembly will provide an easy way to bring the nation's children together (virtually) with a positive message about the power of creative self-expression. Famous faces and contributors will also be taking part live from their homes.
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During the assembly, BAFTA Kids will also be launching their annual Young Presenter Competition. The competition aims to find exciting new on-screen talent aged between 7 -14 years, and this year entrants will be asked to respond to the theme ‘Express yourself…’. Previous winners of the competition have gone on to host at BAFTA red-carpets and events throughout the year, as well as securing presenting slots of Sky News FYI. Tune in to the assembly find out how to enter. More information is available on the BAFTA website.
We have also added some new resources to help families and schools take part in the week.
All the ideas in the resources packs can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.
The new additions include Welsh language versions of our primary and secondary school packs, quick and easy activity ideas that families can try at home and top tips for parents and carers to help children express themselves.
To help further spread the word, we also have our social media toolkit, which includes free graphics and pledge cards to help you show your support for the campaign.