Resource created by Educate to Flourish Founder Frederika Roberts shortlisted for TES Home Learning Resource of the Year Award 2021
At the TES Schools Awards on 25th June 2021, a resource (Coronavirus – 7 wellbeing activities for 7 days) created by Frederika Roberts, Founder, Lead Trainer and Managing Director of Educate to Flourish, was shortlisted in the new ‘Home Learning Resource of the Year’ category.
The TES Schools Awards are held every year to celebrate the achievements of schools and their staff across the UK. This year, a new category was introduced into the Awards to recognise TES authors who uploaded home learning resources during the initial school closures (note: schools were never fully closed) in 2020.
“I was stunned and delighted when I was contacted by TES a few weeks before the Awards ceremony and notified my resource had been picked out of all the amazing resources on the TES Resources site and been shortlisted alongside five other resources for this Award” says Frederika Roberts.
The free Coronavirus – 7 wellbeing activities for 7 days resource has been downloaded nearly 23,400 times (to date) from locations all over the world. It consists of a worksheet for children and a teachers’/parents’ guide. The activities, aimed at supporting children’s wellbeing, are informed by positive psychology and positive education research. The worksheet was originally designed to be used by children in a home environment or in school during the partial school closures and periods of isolation and social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but will support wellbeing at any time.
“I am delighted that the resource has been downloaded (and therefore, hopefully, used!) so many times!” says Frederika. “I created it very quickly as I wanted to get something out there that would be useful as soon as possible – I uploaded it on 1st April 2020 and have been amazed at the response. Maybe the reason it has been downloaded so many times and has received great feedback is because of its simplicity and the fact it remains relevant outside of a lockdown/Covid-19 context. Whatever the reason, I am happy it is being used and, therefore, is supporting the wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of children.”
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For more information please contact Frederika Roberts.
About Frederika Roberts
Positive education advocate and former teacher Frederika Roberts shares the science of wellbeing through speaking, training, lecturing and writing. Known for her ability to translate her expertise into practical everyday tools and practices, Frederika has been interviewed and quoted in the press and media ranging from BBC radio and TV to Glamour magazine.
She is the founder of Educate to Flourish CIC, author of Recipe for Happiness and For Flourishing’s Sake, co-author of Character Toolkit for Teachers and the Character Toolkit Strength Cards and co-editor of The Big Book of Whole School Wellbeing.
Frederika holds an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education with a research focus on whole school wellbeing.
About Educate to Flourish CIC
Our purpose is to help children flourish inside and outside of school while they’re in education, and provide them with the tools and skills to flourish in life beyond their education years. We provide training programmes and workshops for children, their teachers, parents and other adults who care for them. Our training is informed by evidence from positive psychology / positive education and character education research.