International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21st September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.

This year it is more important than ever to deploy compassion, kindness, unity and hope, as we work together to overcome a pandemic that threatens our health, security and very way of life.

While the message is intended for armed parties, solidarity and cooperation across borders, sectors and generations are also needed to win this new fight against the worst public health crisis of our time.

British Food Fortnight

As we celebrate the health benefits of eating fresh, seasonal and regionally distinct produce this British Food Fortnight, we welcome you to try our “Nutrition in the Early Years” short course: http://bit.ly/Nutrition-CPD

This short course looks at encouraging healthy eating at a young age, and giving young children a good start in life through nutritious food and adequate hydration. You will be introduced to the components of a healthy diet, and understand the importance of portion sizes that reflect the size of the child. The course also gives practical advice on allergies and intolerances, and how to encourage fussy eaters to try new foods.

Coronavirus: Educational Psychologists

The Department for Education is inviting educational psychologists to support children and young people returning to educational settings this September.

The DfE has published guidance on how educational psychologists can express their interest in providing temporary support for coronavirus recovery:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/educational-psychologists-support-for-coronavirus-covid-19-recovery/educational-psychologists-how-to-express-an-interest-in-providing-temporary-support-for-coronavirus-covid-19-recovery

Jeans for Genes Week

It’s Jeans for Genes Week, a chance to support the charity Genetic Disorders UK, who help children and families affected by a genetic disorder.

There are around 6,000 genetic disorders.

It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year.

Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adolescence.

For more info please visit the official website: www.jeansforgenesday.org