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Jersey Children's Day 2021

Children and young people in Jersey are being encouraged to make their mark for Jersey’s second Childrens’ Day.

The Citizen’s Panel, set up following the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, will commemorate Children’s Day on 3 July and celebrate childhood. 

Activities involving children and young people will take place across Jersey and you are invited to join in by selecting activities from our Summertime fun programme to enjoy with your child either on Children's Day or across the summer break.

 

 

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Transition in schools

Your child will transfer to a new year group, key stage or possibly a new school in September and the preparations for this will start to go ahead on Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 July this week.

Whilst schools are in a much better place for transition than they were in 2020, there are still many things for each school to consider to ensure they happen safely.

Schools will contact you directly with their arrangements in advance of the two days so that you can share these with your child.

 

 

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Become an upstander

It is useful to be reminded about how to stop bullying at any time of year.


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.

 

Links

Videos and social media

What is bullying?

Effects of bullying

United against bullying

Anti-bullying Alliance: for parents and carers

Kidscape: top tips for parents and carers

BullyingUK: advice for parents

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying - there is a way out!

UNICEF: Cyberbullying

Choose kindness in the playground

Dealing with bullying at school

Childline: types of bullying

 

 

 

 

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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 

Free table tennis for Jersey school children