#WakeUpWednesday 10.04.24

#WakeUpWednesday 10.04.24

#WakeUpWednesday 10.04.24 Exam stress – sometimes referred to as test anxiety – is of course a long-running issue for children and young people. Many experts have suggested that the enforced break to traditional testing during the pandemic (specifically the relative...

#WakeUpWednesday 03.04.23

#WakeUpWednesday 03.04.23

#WakeUpWednesday 03.04.23 Almost 250 million downloads since its release way back in 2011, online and mobile game Township has become a firm favourite with casual gamers of all ages – letting users build a community of their own design in a colourful ‘sandbox’...

#WakeUpWednesday 27.03.24

#WakeUpWednesday 27.03.24

#WakeUpWednesday 27.03.24 While scrolling online, you’ll almost inevitably have come across posts or links with headlines like “You Won’t Believe These 10 Crazy Facts about …”. Such lurid language – and the often-dubious nature of the content it promotes – has become...

#WakeUpWednesday 20.03.2024

#WakeUpWednesday 20.03.2024

#WakeUpWednesday 20.03.2024 Cultural and technological changes have made the experiences of today’s children vastly different to our own childhoods; it can be challenging to engage youngsters in open, honest conversation – especially about more sensitive topics. This,...

#WakeUpWednesday 13.03.24

#WakeUpWednesday 13.03.24

#WakeUpWednesday 13.03.24 For children and young people, low-quality sleep can become a serious issue. It has been theorised that poor sleep can have a significant impact on children’s brain development, affecting them for the rest of their lives. A healthy – and...

#WakeUpWednesday 06.03.24

#WakeUpWednesday 06.03.24

#WakeUpWednesday 06.03.24 Since they were first played in arcades on oversized machines, fighting games have found their way not only into our homes via consoles and PCs, but also – in the case of franchises like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat – into the pop culture...

#WakeUpWednesday 28.02.24

#WakeUpWednesday 28.02.24

#WakeUpWednesday 28.02.24 Bullying has long been a pervasive issue in schools – and, being realistic, it’s regrettably a problem which is always likely to exist to a certain extent. There are still plenty of steps we can take as trusted adults, however, to lend...

#WakeUpWednesday 21.02.24

#WakeUpWednesday 21.02.24

#WakeUpWednesday 21.02.24 As infants, we all rely completely on adults to help us resolve situations that are causing us to become upset or stressed. This is known as co-regulation. The next phase, once autonomy has begun to develop, is called self-regulation: this is...