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Celebrating Female Teachers as UK Children go Back to School

by Richard Wise
This week has been a big one! Not only did UK schools start to re-open fully on 8 March, but we also celebrated International Women’s Day 2021. WiseUp wanted to explore the vital role women play in the education of children in the UK. Not only that but also find...

7 Children’s Books that feature Team Work

by Richard Wise
Here at WiseUp Team Building, we love World Book Day! Children's books that feature team work are a fantastic way to show children the different ways of working together. Reading also helps children relax and lets their imagination take over, which is something that transfers across to Outdoor Play. These...

5 Free School Team Building Activities Ideas for Online Classes

by Richard Wise
February Half Term is over, and it is back to the virtual classroom for almost all children and teachers. After a week away from daily digital lessons, pupils may be struggling to get their brains back into school mode. We have put together a list of 5 school team building...

Self Love in the Month of Love

by Richard Wise
Ah February, the month of love! Usually, we think of this love as being directed at others. It’s important to let those we care about know how much we appreciate them. It has the added bonus of making us feel good to make others happy. Instead of just thinking about...

Coronavirus: The Effect on Young People’s Mental Health

by Richard Wise
COVID-19 has rather taken over everything lately. School closures, work furloughs and lockdowns on a local and nation level - Coronavirus has affected every part of our lives. With the recent easing of government restrictions, it may seem like we are starting to get some semblance of normality back. We...

5 Quick Brain Activities to Energise our Minds!

by Richard Wise
With what should be exam season here, many of us would normally be spending our time revising in front of our text books or computers. Studying and memorising are quite stressful brain activities. This is especially true if we haven;t been in an educational setting for a couple of months....

Social Distance in Primary & Secondary Schools with Outdoor Learning

by Richard Wise
Learning outside the Classroom With the recent government update mentioning the gradual re-opening of schools, teachers and staff will be trying to find ways of maintaining social distancing while getting students back into their learning. As the first ones to potentially re-open, primary schools will essentially be the testing ground...

How much Praise vs Reprimand should Teachers give?

by Richard Wise
The praise to reprimand discussion is one that has been going on forever (or so it seems!). Education in particular is a focus point for this. Teachers spend so many hours a day with children, it’s not surprising they have a big impact on young people’s wellbeing. But every person...

Easter Activities for Young People

by Richard Wise
Getting Young People Outdoors over Easter Entertaining young people over the Easter break with activities can be a challenge. Especially given the current situation due to coronavirus. But with Spring time finally here, the daffodils are out and the sun is shining bright! So it’s a great time to put...

Coronavirus: What can schools do?

by Richard Wise
With the current Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak affecting every element of our daily lives, schools are in a bit of a strange position. Remaining open with very few staff and students, as we all try to figure this out day by day. Working with schools is equally challenging in these times....

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