Goal Planner for the New School Year

Goal setting can boost self-esteem and confidence. Encourage children and teens to use our planner over the summer to set some achievable targets for the school year ahead. It’s a good idea to prompt them to think broadly. They could consider skills they want to improve, activities they want to try, school work goals, having fun and acts of kindness.

Beach Science for Teens

Whether we are young or old, there’s so much learning that can be done at the beach. We asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to provide us with some fun and informative beach activities for secondary aged children to try during the holidays. Each suggestion is accompanied by either links to further resources or some age appropriate facts.

Beach Science: Primary Aged Children

There’s so much scientific learning that can be done at the beach. We asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to provide us with some fun and informative activities for children to try during the holidays. Each suggestion is accompanied by either links to further resources or some fun facts.

Teen Party Planning and Problem Parties: A Lawyer’s Perspective

In this webinar, Dr Weston and experienced criminal defence lawyer, Harriett Mather, (herself a mum of three teens) discuss teen parties.
Post-pandemic, parties are understandably back in fashion, but it is essential that parents understand how to plan for them effectively and safely. Harriett understands all too well what can go wrong at parties and shares her top tips, so that teens and parents can enjoy festivities without fear of regret, harm or… liability!

20 Ways to Celebrate the End of Exams

When finishing exam season, your teen’s first thought might be to celebrate with a house party or somewhere else that might involve alcohol. However, partying is not the only way to mark the occasion and it’s good to remind them that there are so many more options for unwinding and rewarding their hard work. If you need some inspiration, here’s a list of 20 fun and varied activities.

75 Things to Do Outside

Encouraging children to get outside and engage with the natural world around them is beneficial to their mental health and wellbeing. We all run out of ideas sometimes, so here’s a list of 75 things to try. They are generally suited to primary-aged children, but many can be enjoyed by young people of all ages (or anyone who is a child at heart). Why not print it out and see how many your child can tick off over the summer months?

Apps to Help Children Engage with Nature

We put together a list of brilliant apps and websites that combine on- and offscreen activities to engage children with nature. These apps are designed for both outdoor adventures and learning and encourage children do everything from creating landscapes, growing vegetables and feeding animals to identifying constellations.

35 Fundraising Ideas for Families

Fundraising and donating to charity are great ways to build compassion, promote kindness and introduce children to the value and benefits of money. Use this list of 35 ideas to inspire your children to support the causes that they feel passionate about.

School Holiday Planner

Without a little bit of planning, school holidays can whizz by. Encourage children to make the most of them by setting a few goals and noting down things that they’d like to do, experience or achieve. Have a family chat and use this template to work out what you’d all like to spend time doing over the break.

My Starting School Sticker Challenge

Going to school is a big step for young children. Help your child feel school-ready by completing our exciting sticker challenge in the weeks before they start. We’ve worked with early years experts to come up with 75 fun tasks for them to try which will encourage independence and spark curiosity about the world around them. Print out the poster, pop it on your wall, grab some little star stickers and see how many your child can get. They will love filling it in!