SEAL Newsletter Issue 11: films for SEAL

SEAL Newsletter Issue 11: films for SEAL

A new survey has found that eight-year-olds in England are less happy than those in Romania, Poland and Algeria. In a study of 16 countries, children in England were ranked 13 for life satisfaction – with only South Korea, Nepal and Ethiopia faring worse. The findings are the latest to come from the Children's Worlds research project, which asked young people across the world about their lives and thoughts on their wellbeing. Children surveyed in England also ranked low for their satisfaction with family life.
A survey has revealed a rising tide of mental health issues among young people and a serious gap in specialist care beyond the school gates. Many...
More than half of private schools are now providing their students with “formal” character education classes, according to the Independent Schools...
The Minister for Education and Skills asked the Public Policy Institute for Wales to provide expert advice on ‘what works’ in building the emotional resilience of children in primary schools in Wales and what the Welsh Government might do to support this. The resulting report provides a synthesis of research and policy evaluations relating to school-based strategies to promote emotional health among primary school pupils, and makes evidence-based recommendations for Welsh Government policy regarding a national strategy in this area.

Sharing practice

Films are great for SEAL lessons and assemblies, so here we highlight especially good ones and linked learning resources. We’re sure you’ve seen the Pixar film Inside Out – a really clever story line explaining emotions and basic neuroscience told through what goes on inside the head of a little girl called Riley. The film depicts how we use the five core emotions - joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust- when difficult and happy experiences arise, and how we need the negative emotions just as much as the positive.

Resource roundup

 Anti-bullying week approaches, so we’ve uploaded a collection of resources to help children understand and respect difference.
YoungMinds has been working with the Beano to create Mandi, a new character specifically created to engage children with mental health.
This resource from the Nurture Group network provides tried and tested tools, strategies and ideas for exploring loss with children and young...
These six stories have been written to help 9 – 13 year olds deal with some of the issues they face, such as test anxiety, loss and transition, so...
The Home Office and PSHE Association have updated these free resources to support the government’s Disrespect NoBody campaign. The campaign, and...