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Tooled Up News July 1st

The holidays are just around the corner for many of our schools but your access to Tooled Up isn’t going anywhere. Our library of resources is still there to support all of the families in our schools over the summer break. Last June, we had 250 resources in the library. A year on, thanks in part to your many requests, we have almost 450 evidence-based articles, tip sheets, activities, podcasts, videos and webinars for you to browse through. 


Summer Fun

A quick reminder that we have plenty of holiday inspiration in our list of summer activities for young people of all ages. Whether your child is interested in a music, dance or sport camp, a taster of university life, or a STEM experience, there is something for everyone. Be quick though. Lots of the activities are filling up and some have imminent booking deadlines, so take a look now to make sure that you don’t miss out! You might also like to take a peek at our list of Quirky Activities for Tweens and Teens – our top 10 informative, exhilarating and educational ideas to entertain and inspire your children this summer and read our article on things you can do to avoid the summer slide.


If you are visiting warmer climes (or in fact anywhere with a pool or on the coast), make sure that you check out our water safety and drowning prevention fact sheet before you go. We’ve also created some useful pre-holiday and packing checklists, designed to encourage independence in your children and teens.


The summer also provides the perfect opportunity to cultivate our children’s aspirations. Engage them in some holiday reading with books from any of our 25 book lists, expand their curiosity with our science resources, get them moving with our sporting ideas, broaden their thinking with some philosophical questions and nudge them to be kind. And, if you ever hear the familiar refrain, ‘I’m bored’, see how many of our 100 ideas they can complete. 


Tooled Up Webinars 


We still have more expert webinars for you, before the summer truly begins. You are welcome to join us on July 5th where Dr Sophie Nesbitt will be discussing the impact of eating disorders on siblings and how best to support them. The following evening (July 6th), Rob Lightfoot from the National Association for Able Children in Education will be talking with Dr Weston about the perils of perfectionism. Book your free tickets now!

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