Beyond Words teacher resources

Inspiration for your lessons

Resources for teachers

We are thrilled to have worked with top writers to produce tutorials and resources supporting pupils to write a piece on the theme of ‘My 2020’. 

All resources can be accessed on the resources for children and young people page here.

We have provided a series of Writing Warm Ups and a Wellbeing Booklist which could be used as starters or in preparation for writing.

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Resources available by age group

The videos and downloadable tutorials available on the Resources for young people page could be used in class or set as homework and would fit in well with the aims of a recovery curriculum. The tutorials could form part of an English writing lesson or within PSHE, Health and Wellbeing or PDMU.

We've provided a summary of the resources available by age group below. 

Wellbeing booklist

Beyond Words encourages young people to put their feelings into words.

Our wellbeing booklist with titles for children and young people aged 5-8, 8-12 and 12+ might help you get started.

Celebrating pupils' work

The Beyond Words project is now closed. You can view the Beyond Words anthology with over 100 creative works from children and young people on our online gallery.

Having a real audience and purpose for writing will help to motivate children so why not celebrate their writing in school. This could be with a classroom display or as a performance if children are comfortable to share their work in this way.

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Safeguarding

If you have any concerns about the content of a child's writing, follow your school’s safeguarding process.

For further guidance on supporting pupils’ wellbeing, please see the Coronavirus guidance produced by Mind.

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