Become an upstander
The United Nations have named the 4 May as Anti-Bullying Awareness Day.
By becoming an upstander, your child would be taking a stand against bullying. Bullying can make children and young people feel threatened in terms of their physical and emotional safety at school or in the community. Anti-bullying conversations at home can be very supportive of the work your child’s school is trying to do.
To help you and your child to talk about bullying and to know what to do to put a stop to it, we have put together some resources and links which we hope will be helpful.
For other information about keeping your child safe have a look at our Keeping Safe page.
The Map of Wonders
The Map of Wonders is an art and design project being launched across primary schools.
The aim of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children by promoting communication and relationship-building through creative activities that encourage children to work together.
The project is made up of seven episodes, with a series of quests to be rolled between October 2020 and June 2021.
Each episode is based on a short film, created by ArtHouse Jersey, featuring locally born performer The Story Beast (John Henry Falle). The episodes focus on learning about aspects of Jersey using tales of local history and folklore. These are intended to engage children in the history of Jersey, whilst enhancing their sense of belonging.
The most recent Jersey story being explored is ‘Underground' - centred around the dolmens and passage graves of La Hougue Bie.
Teachers have been provided with resources and planning guidance to support them in delivering the art and design lessons in their own classrooms. Currently year groups 1, 3, 5 and 6 are taking part and are starting to see some great results.
The project has been made possible by a generous donation from Saltgate Giving, supplementing funding provided by the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills and ArtHouse Jersey.
As part of the art and design project 'The Map of Wonders', Year 6 children at Les Landes created ancient coins and in the footsteps of the recent discovery of a hoard in Grouville, they set about recreating our own version with imagination, creativity and talent.
Table Tennis Jersey offers free sessions
Free table tennis sessions are being offered to school children.
The lessons will be held over the next three seasons at Altair Junior Table Tennis Academy. If you are interested in taking part in this free table tennis initiative, please email Martin Tupper
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
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