Connect Week @ Eastbury Farm
14th – 18th November 2022
This year we will again combine Anti-bullying Week and Just Talk Week, calling it Connect Week – a week of activities celebrating making connections, reaching out to each other and how that one kind word can make a big difference. This will also complement the Jigsaw/wellbeing and Stormbreak focus for this half term which is Connect and Relationships.
The theme: Reach Out - anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
The theme of Reach Out came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England and Wales. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.
Following the success of the campaign in 2021 – when 80% of schools marked the week, reaching over 7.5 million children and young people – Anti-Bullying Week will remind everyone whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need.
Look Beneath The Surface
Have you ever shouted or snapped at someone because you were feeling upset or worried?
Keeping emotions like sadness, fear or frustration locked up inside can sometimes cause them to come out in other ways, like outbursts of anger, being grumpy, or isolating yourself from people you care about.
Just Talk Week’s theme for 2022 is to ‘Look beneath the surface’, to be patient with others, as we can’t always know the challenges that someone may be facing.
That’s why, more than ever, it’s so important we don’t jump to conclusions about people or judge them unkindly.
It’s important to understand that if you see a friend, family member or someone else you know acting unusually or not their typical self, they may be having a bad day or going through a difficult time.
This Just Talk Week, we’ll be exploring the different ways to help - it’s often as simple as just talking and listening.
The children will be engaging in lots of fun activities throughout the week
You can support them by visiting these websites where you will find lots of resources for parents/carers
Parent/Carer Workshop: Managing Conflict for Children/Young People
Thursday 24 November 2022 - lunchtime and evening sessions available:
As part of Just TalkWeek, Watford FC CSE Trust are providing two Positive Minds; Parent/Carer workshops on Thursday 24 November at 12:30pm and 6pm.
The free workshops will focus on Managing Conflict with Children and Young People, inclusive of top tips to aid parents/carers with their approach, guidance to support through the key steps to effectively communicate, as well as providing take home resources, to support around conflict with their child/young person.