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Body image

Expanding on last week’s post, we’re continuing to discuss mental health at Inkpots, and this week we’re focusing on body image. It’s an ever-present topic in the news and social media, and if your child is transitioning to high school, the new environment can make them more aware of their bodies. We’ve put together some […]

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Mental health help

The start of a new school year can be extremely exciting – it’s a chance to start a fresh and fulfil potential. Unfortunately, pressures at school can be the catalyst for a number of mental health problems. It’s important that children and young people get the support they deserve, so if you’re worried about someone […]

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Back to school: when friendships go wrong

At Inkpots, we’re proud to create an environment full of kindness and respect, but when school friendships go wrong, they can have a seemingly devastating impact on your child. Perhaps the person they stuck close to has betrayed them, or they find themselves isolated within a group. What can you do to help and advise […]

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Top tips for starting secondary school

The start of the new school term will be meaning a series of new challenges for families with a young person transitioning from primary to high school. At Inkpots, we said goodbye to a large number of Year 6s at the end of the summer term; they all seemed more than ready to move on […]

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Back to school: choosing an after school club

With the new school year creeping up on us, we’re here to make the process a little less daunting with our back to school transition series! This week we’re talking after school clubs, something the internet is overloaded with information about. In amongst buying new school uniforms and stationery (you can never have too much…) […]

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Ten creative activities: part two

We’re back with five more creative activities to keep you entertained this summer – whatever you’re inspired by! If you want to be inspired by photography… The Picture Poem: write 1-7 then 6-1 vertically down the margin of a piece of paper, then find a picture and write any words or phrases that come to […]

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