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Making a Difference From Home

This activity pack was developed in response to the 2020 Covid-19 lock-downs to encourage and support children and young people to make a difference from home. The activities are designed to help them realise that they can take control of how they feel and react to situations, and that there are lots of things they can do from home to help others.

Overview

Our packs support KS2 and KS3 pupils to plan and deliver their very own mini social action project. By the end of the pack they should feel empowered and positive about themselves and their achievements, recognising that, however young you are and whatever the situation, you can still make a difference to the world around...
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Assessment

Assessment Methods

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De Bono Hats

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The Art of Positive Criticism

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What is an Infectious Disease?

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Making a Difference From Home

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The Queen – Platinum Jubilee (KS1)

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Inspirational People – Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

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Migration of People

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Who Keeps us Healthy?

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Making a Difference From Home

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I Am Unique

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Looking Out For Others

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How Do You Feel Today?

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Cancer – Early Detection and Prevention

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