Download our NEW activity pack for younger children!

This time we've split the content to ensure all our younger readers have creative activities to enjoy, as well as ways to get active whilst not at school.

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Download our NEW activity pack for older children!

For older children, we've created some more exciting creative activities as well as helping them to understand the importance of getting moving, in a fun way!

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Full Time Meal - recipe cards with Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford

We’ve teamed up with Full Time Meals to share lots of recipes to help ease the stress in the kitchen, get the kids involved, whilst not breaking the bank.

Take a look at this months recipe cards, here.

What's on your Mind, with Dr Alex George

After this difficult year, knowing how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing has never been so important, particularly for children and young people. That is why the Department for Education are delighted to have worked with their Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George, on a series of wellbeing videos. The videos involve a whole host of special guests, alongside follow up activities and discussion ideas for children and young people about the video content. The videos are based around Dr Alex’s five core ‘ways to wellbeing,’ which build on content already in the relationships, sex, and health education curriculum.

These videos are available on the First News website here.

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