Useful Links for families
CAMHS (the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) has a great website with lots of resources to help your children at this time - there's mindfulness guides and information to help you reassure a child who might be anxious about coronavirus or school work.
The Daily Mile Foundation, in partnership with London Marathon Events, have created some resources to run a #DailyMileAtHome campaign, accessible on the following link:
Here's a fun link we tweeted out recently: It's a whole page of paper aeroplane guides!
Herts DSPL, who work with schools, local authority officers and other agencies to provide support to families and schools, have sent us details of a number of courses they run and resources which you may find helpful:
More on-line safety advice here from Neighbourhood Watch
Doctors are increasingly concerned that people are not contacting their doctor or the hospital for 'normal' reasons. Here is some guidance to help you decide what to do if your child is ill.
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is based near Junction 22 of the M25. They are trying to enable children to virtually visit the museum while it is physically closed - then it would be a great place to visit when you can! Click on this link to find out more.
North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has tailored its Healthy Hub service to provide residents with information, advice and support in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click here for their information.
The Hitchin Partnership - the Family Support Service for Hitchin Schools - has sent us a long list of links to organisations who may be able to help you with anything from family issues, SEND issues and problems with finances, business or housing. Click here for the list.
With the news concentrating on Coronavirus and it being part of our daily lives, we understand that some of our pupils may be feeling anxious. It can be difficult to explain why we are being asked to stay at home. 'Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus' is a online book which has been written by a nurse to support parents in discussing the news with their children. We hope you find it useful, you can access the book free here:
The body coach, Joe Wicks, is offering free PE lessons for children every morning from Monday to Friday 9.00 - 9.30 am. It is so important that we ALL socially isolate to slow down the transmission of this virus, but we know how important it is for children to keep fit and active. Why not give this free PE session a try and let your teacher know how it went?