Lockdown

Educators are under enormous pressure during lockdown. 

To help ease the pressure on educators during the latest lockdown, we are pulling together a series of free, easy-to-use resources to help keep students connected with each and with the school wherever they are learning through their values

Week 2

When we talk about the value of Care, we need think about how to take care of ourselves. What might you need to do just now to take extra care of yourself – so that we can take care of others?

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

Today, invite yourself to do something to give yourself care – it might be that you award yourself a deep, warm bath, with candles and scent; or you might take some time with a favourite book or programme; or perhaps you can enjoy a walk in the good outdoor air. Or it might be that you soothe your inner voice by telling yourself, ‘I am good enough.’ The strength to care comes from within.

“I’d offer a gift of care to the world so that everyone can have peace”
Quote from a VbE student


Values Graphic

‘Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom.’ Ashita Kunjadia

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/lockdown/hope.graphic.jpg

Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story, The Three Wishes, during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children

  • To watch, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502204618


Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on self-care. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://treasures.valuesbasededucation.com/downloads/vibes_self-care.pdf

Brighter Minds

Psychotherapist Jenna shares some simple and effective tips for children and adults on how to manage the stress and anxiety of lockdown.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/500914994

Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 4-minute practice by Janette introduces “Breathing to Release Stress”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/467814098

Home Schooling Tips

Ten top tips for parents about how to manage the stresses of home schooling. Includes tips such as how to avoid stress, be kind to yourself and your child, and how to be a good listener.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: https://vimeo.com/502216092


Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Week 1

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

You Are the Hope

We hope you know you are:
Our bright shining light, keeping darkness at bay
Our dream of tomorrow and our sunshine today.

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Values Graphic

Download and add the graphic on the left in your newsletter, or use it in any way that fits your needs.


Neil’s Story Time

Play Neil’s values-based story during assemblies or classes. Send the story/assembly link to parents and carers to watch at home with their children.

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: www.vimeo.com/499666321


Family Vibe

Download the Family Vibe on Hope. Use it for activities in class or assemblies, or send it to families to use at home to help keep their children in touch with their values.



Values-based Yoga

Values-based yoga helps students link values and reflection with gentle physical exercise. 

This 3-minute practice by Janette introduces “Basic Breath Awareness”. Use this during an assembly or in class. It can be practised both in school and at home 

  • To download, click here
  • The shareable link is: www.vimeo.com/467812382


Value of the Day

Encourage learners to listen daily to the Alexa’s value of the day by saying “Alexa, ask Values-based Education for the value of the day.

Set an exercise for your students to come up with their own value of the day. You can submit your school’s favourite one to be considered for inclusion in the app.

  • To submit a proposal for Value of the Day, click here

Message for Staff, Parents and Carers

This is a message from Bridget Knight, CEO of VbE:

You Are the Hope

We hope you know you are:
Our bright shining light, keeping darkness at bay
Our dream of tomorrow and our sunshine today.

You help us:
Keep going when the going gets tough
Keep smiling when things start to feel rough

With you, we know you are beside us; Hope will not be lost
You are the Hope.

Thank you for who you are and for what you do, so caringly.

(Inspired by the poem, What Hope Means by Vineet Bansa)