Resources for schools
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Making a memory tree
Having happy memories is something that can see us through the hardest of times. One of the most important things we do at Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is give families time to make memories together. We do this by taking on the daily responsibilities of providing full time care for their child during their stay with us. We also try to relieve some of the stress and worry their situations can sometimes create. Our aim is to make the most of short and precious lives in all we do, and we are very proud of supporting families to make happy memories together.
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My dream room my special place KS2
At Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), we believe it is a priority to give the children in our care a ‘home from home’: their own ‘Dream Room’ where they can put aside their illness and worries, and relax in a safe, comfortable space, full of things which are important to them. Indeed, every child should have somewhere special to them; somewhere they feel safe, nurtured and free to express their creativity. This lesson explores what this space could be and why it is important, not just for the children in your class, but also the children at CHSW.
Overcoming challenges and pushing ourselves KS2
A big part of how we fundraise at Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is through encouraging people to raise sponsorship for taking on and accomplishing challenges. These can range from abseils of more than 200 feet, to cycling hundreds of miles. Whatever the feat, reaching that goal is always an incredibly proud moment for everyone involved. We believe your class can use these examples of incredible determination and success in thinking about their own goals and how they can push themselves to achieve almost anything, all whilst being adventurous, exploring and having fun!
Working together and helping others
This lesson aims to promote the ideas of helping others and working together, using fun activities and looking at volunteering with a charity as real examples of people giving their time to actively help the lives of others. The children in your class will see and understand the benefits of working in teams, improve the ability to communicate ideas and opinions and will also develop empathy towards people who need help. Through discussion they will explore how they might feel when they need help and how we feel when someone helps us, reinforcing why helping others is so important to everyone involved.
If you'd like more information about our teaching resources or fundraising in schools please drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!