Celebrate Friendship Friday in your school
Friendship Friday celebrates the importance of friendship while raising vital funds for Kidscape. Pupils can donate £1 to come to school dressed in yellow, the colour of friendship.
When is it?
Your school can host their own friendship day on any Friday of the year - however, we are encouraging all schools to hold a ‘Friendship Friday’ event in the lead up to Anti-Bullying Week (ABW) which runs between 13-17 November 2017.
Good friends are invaluable to our success and happiness; they give us confidence, make us feel valued and offer support and love when we need it. At Kidscape, we see many children in desperate need of a friend, and witness the drastic difference it makes to their happiness and self-esteem when they find one.
Friendship Friday is an interactive and fun way to promote friendship, anti-bullying and inclusive behaviour across the school and this year we are encouraging schools to celebrate difference and equality by talking about friendships between very different people/characters – that would seem unusual but really work. For example:
- Wallace and Gromit
- Woody and Buzz Lightyear
- Timon and Pumbaa (Lion King)
- Charlotte and Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web)
This is to work alongside the theme for this year’s ABW – All Different, All Equal
We have also created a resource pack for ‘Early Years’ children designed to go along with our new series of short animated films Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe.
Please download the pack here to make sure your early years school can host their own Friendship Friday or be a part of ABW.
Supporting Kidscape by hosting a Friendship Friday. The money raised helps us to support young people and professionals by giving them practical tools to prevent bullying and keep children safe from harm.
These resources have been developed by Kidscape to help educate and protect children in your care and promote positive relationships. We always advise that you look through the resource in full and make any adaptions necessary to suit the age and development needs of the children that you work with.
We welcome feedback and ideas for other subjects you would like us to cover.
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