Cardwell Primary School


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Supporting YOUR child  


Everybody Worries

Even the bravest of the brave and the coolest of the cool worry. Worrying is normal when so much has changed. Jon Burgerman has written this book about worry and stress and how normal it is and how we can try and mitigate it.

While We Can't Hug

A heart-warming picture book that shows children ways to be affectionate while social distancing.

Hedgehog and Tortoise are the best of friends and want to give each other a great, big hug but they are not allowed to touch. Therefore, the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters so even though they can't hug and they can't touch, they both know they care for each other.

Below you will find a digital information book for primary school age children to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It answers lots of questions in a child-friendly way and aims to both inform and reassure. Published by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Axel, the text had expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and also two headteachers and a child psychologist. 

Mental Health Support

Click on the image below to get tips and advice and information on where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.




Click on the image above to for simple relaxation and mindfulness activities to do together to help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious.


Clear, simple advice to all those who are supporting children and young people - as well as advice for young people themselves.


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