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  • Anxiety resources and techniques

    Published 23/03/23

    Following a highly successful Pastoral Forum led by Oliver Welsby on anxiety in young people, please find further information attached to this blog post about supporting young people with anxiety.

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  • Open to new light.

    Published 17/09/21

    This, I regret to say, is my last wellbeing blog for Warwick School. It was a real joy to start it off with Martin Hewitt a few years ago, and it has been good to see other voices contribute.

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  • Sometimes, feelings have to be felt.

    Published 02/07/21

    ‘Resilience’ is a buzzword at the moment. If we all build up our resilience, if we teach children and young people to be resilient, then – hey presto! – we will be able to deal with life’s irritations, difficulties and catastrophes, using our strategies and skills. We will be able to bounce back to business as usual, almost seamlessly.

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  • Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer

    Published 18/05/21

    Exam time. Here we go again, but this time with a difference. I had hoped that the process of teacher assessed grades would prove less stressful than the traditional ‘blitz it in all-in-one-go’ approach, but sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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  • An Attitude of Gratitude

    Published 04/03/21

    A Wellbeing Blog Story for World Book Week

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  • Managing winter lockdown

    Published 04/02/21

    Many of us are spending unprecedented amounts of time hunched over computers. We are in the ‘sad chimp’ position.

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  • Thoughts for a ‘dark’ lockdown

    Published 12/11/20

    So here we are in lockdown again and this time without the sunshine!

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  • Remembering the Good Things

    Published 17/09/20

    As we start a new academic year, I’m reflecting on the aims I had at the beginning of the calendar year, in January 2020. Those of you who follow this blog will know that I take time out to reflect on my life from time to time and consider how my life is going - where to next? Ha! If only I had the gift of foresight!

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  • A Journey of Sadness and of Hope

    Published 01/07/20

    Isn’t this a wonderful picture? It was entered into our Wellbeing Competition by Isaac Turner, but somehow it failed to arrive. Thanks to Isaac’s form tutor, Mr Walker for pursuing what had happened to it and to Isaac for giving his permission to use it here. I’m so glad it arrived in the end!

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  • Expecting the Unexpected

    Published 17/06/20

    Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.......

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  • Aiming for Lower (Simpler) Things?

    Published 04/06/20

    So here we are beginning to come out of lockdown -  though I am sure for many of us it doesn’t feel much different because children and young people are still at home!

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  • Corona!

    Published 02/04/20

    I’m writing this from home on another stunning Spring morning. What a bizarre time this is, so uncertain and yet full of unexpected beauty! After many months of trudging through mud with my dog, Rosa, we are suddenly enjoying the best Spring weather I’ve experienced in years. 

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