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Watch our Children’s Mental Health Week assembly with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy

We’ve teamed up with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy to create a free assembly featuring pupils and well known-faces discussing the theme of ‘Express Yourself’.

Hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell, and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson, the assembly is a great way to help children to explore the creative ways they can share their thoughts and feelings.

The assembly features pupils from Featherstone Primary School, and special guests:

    • Sharna Jackson, award-winning author
    • Nikki Lilly, Youtuber and campaigner
    • Matthew Lewis, actor
    • Plus a special message from Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker.

The assembly is 25 minutes long. For younger children, you may wish to pause and discuss the themes to break up the length. Here are some suggested discussion points and things to try at home or in class:

  1. 08:04: How do you like to express yourself creatively? How does it make you feel?
  2. 09:24: If you could design your own hat (or other item of clothing) to express yourself, what would it be like and why?
  3. 16:08: Why not have a go at your own Draw your Feelings activity? Check out our 2 minute demo video.
  4. 19:41: If you had magical powers, what spell would you cast for Children’s Mental Health Week?
  5. 23:44: Could you have a go at the BAFTA Young Presenter competition? Find out more.

You can also watch the assembly on the Oak National Academy website.

BAFTA Kids, Oak National Academy and Place2Be have also created a series of free virtual lessons from experts including Oti Mabuse and Bukky Bakray. The ‘I Express Myself Through’ series sees familiar faces across acting, art, content creation, dance and writing share their tips and advice. Learn more, and watch the videos, here.


Download our free resources for schools and youth groups

Learn more about Children's Mental Health Week