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Kidscape’s ‘Friendship Friday’

Kidscape is a national charity that aims to provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.


This year, Kidscape has teamed up with Andersen Press and Elmer the Elephant to encourage younger children in early years settings and primary schools to take part in ‘Friendship Friday’ (8th November) and Anti-Bullying Week (11th-15th November).  A free resource pack is now available through the Kidscape website.


Schools can help younger children create kind, caring communities. The free pack stars Elmer the Elephant and is packed with activities to help young children spread love and happiness - just like Elmer. There are several ways schools can promote ‘Friendship Friday’ using social media. Suggested text is provided, as follows:
Friendship Friday is coming! This November, change starts with us. We’re celebrating @KidscapeCharity’s Friendship Friday in early years, which features Elmer the Elephant to help us come together to build communities of support 

 We’re celebrating #FriendshipFriday with @Kidscape and #Elmer the Elephant for #AntiBullyingWeek because #ChangeStartsWithUs in #EarlyYears 
#FriendshipFriday is coming! We’re encouraging our little ones to spread happiness and to come together with @Kidscape for #AntiBullyingWeek because #ChangeStartsWithUs
Friendship Friday helps #EarlyYears groups learn about positive relationships in activities that will stay with them for life. We’re holding a #FriendshipFriday event at our school with @Kidscape and  #ElmerTheElephant. 
We’re learning about friendship, kindness and respect for #AntiBullyingWeek by celebrating #FriendshipFriday in #EarlyYears  with @KidscapeCharity and #ElmerTheElephant

We’re spreading love and happiness, just like #ElmerTheElephant this #AntiBullyingWeek because #ChangeStartsWithUs

11 Sep 2019

Mark Holliday
Education Welfare Service
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