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Together we can supercharge your school’s mental wellbeing

Five to Thrive

Welcome to our Primary Schools Campaign!

After the stress and worry of the coronavirus pandemic, this year we are making children’s mental wellbeing our number one priority – and we’re bringing in some very special friends to help.

Five to Thrive is our new unique programme of wellbeing activities inspired by the 5 ways to wellbeing, to help children feel happier and healthier this year. Led by Joe Wicks, Dr Radha and Blue Peter, we’ve got loads of fantastic content ready to be used by teachers across the UK in Appeal Week.

Friday is your opportunity to get the whole school involved with Joe’s Feel Good Friday! Ask students to donate to take part, and support disadvantaged children right across the UK.

We’ve created an ideal 5 to Thrive week

Click the link below to download videos and resources for Appeal week.

Steps to Fundraising Success

Step 1

Tell us you're taking part for your chance to win a PE class with Joe Wicks




Let us know that your school is fundraising this year on Friday 13th November, and you could win a special zoom PE class with Schools Ambassador Joe Wicks!


Step 2

Download your Five to Thrive videos and resources for the week




They are yours to use as you please – whether you pick one activity per day, choose to do all five on Appeal Friday, or mix and match across the week – it’s entirely up to you

Step 3

Go cashless this appeal!


We know it’s more important than ever this year to go cashless.

You can set up a JustGiving page for your school and share the link with parents who can make a donation directly.

Example resources

Click below for more exclusive resources from Twinkl

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Changing lives near you

From coast to coast, in towns and cities right across the UK, BBC Children in Need is out there making a difference.

The amazing projects we support help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.

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means a 13 year old boy is able to meet with a youth worker and confide about his difficult home life for the first time.


means a shy 11 year old girl affected by poverty can have weekly support from a mentor who helps her uncover new skills and believe in herself.


pays for a 14 year old girl to attend bereavement counselling after her dad's suicide.

Twinkl is the Official Education Partner for BBC Children in Need, helping schools, teachers and parents join in with the annual fundraising excitement. With their range of free-to-use and curriculum-aligned resources that seamlessly tie-in with everyday lessons, getting involved and making a real difference is now easier and more rewarding than ever before.

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