In a 17th century England ravaged by civil war, witch hunts became part of the plan to oust the king. A young, proud girl – confused by her own powers of magick – sees her mother put to death at the hands of witch-hunters. Bold, fiery Evey swears to avenge her mother’s death, while still […]
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Creativity and our wellbeing
At Inkpots, we are lucky enough to have great links with our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. We have our own creative space there and in September, started a new group for the Year 7 students who had recently started. This week, I was asked by a couple of young people if we […]
Happy Dyslexia awareness day!
On average, one in three children in every UK classroom is dyslexic, which amounts to around 1.2 million. This means that a number of those who come to Inkpots face challenges with reading, writing and comprehension. To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Day, we’ve put together some resources that may help you in supporting your child, particularly […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Back to school: routine, routine, routine!
We’re back with more tips on how to make the back to school transition a little easier – this time we’re focusing on how to get back into a routine! After weeks of late nights and a little more freedom, getting everyone back into the term time mentality can be difficult but we’re here to […]
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 […]