Reflections on our Kidscape workshops in schools 2020/21
"Schools have been a bedrock of nurturing for children and their parents, keeping them safe, mentally well, allowing children to express their concerns and giving them the space to be afraid, to be angry, to be sad and uncertain about their future. And in doing so, they have allowed the children to grow in more ways than they would have had they not been in school. Looking forward to September, I am sure that children will deal with the new changes, whatever they may be, with the same resilience and fortitude that they have this past year. One thing I am certain of is that schools and their staff will meet head-on the challenges and welcome the children with open arms, embrace them and continue doing what they do best - to teach, care, guide, and steer children to achieve all that they can under the most difficult of circumstances. For that, I salute you."
This academic year, our Regional Manager for Wales Carole Phillips has delivered our ZAP anti-bullying and RISE transition workshops to over 1,000 primary and secondary students in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic. Now, as the summer holidays begin, Carole reflects on a year like no other.
#BeMoreLouis - Support from Be Glad
Our first ever children’s t-shirt! Louis is nearly 7 years old and encouraged to enjoy whatever makes him happy, like making up dance routines. These things are how he expresses himself, and we think that’s amazing! Unfortunately, he’s been bullied for being himself, and that’s not ok. He’s had his drawings screwed up because ‘boys shouldn’t draw that’, and one of those drawings is why we’re here today!
Louis drew ‘Kind Is The New Cool’ and we loved it so much that we wanted to share it with everyone! The colours are mixed - now both boys and girls can wear it and be accepted for who they are.
10% of sales are going to Kiscape - the anti bullying charity that supports children, parents and carers with creating safe environments for children. Hopefully more children will be accepted for who they are. No matter who they play with or how they dress. And remember…Kind Is The New Cool! #BeMoreLouis
To read the full story of #BeMoreLouis, head to our blog post here: https://be-glad.co.uk/blogs/news/bemorelouis