This week we are delighted Blatchington Mill School in Brighton and Hove has started Project Eileen’s programme with Year 9 and Year 10 students. 660 students at the school will benefit from the programme which has been developed to help young people and the wider school community tackle the topics of death and grief. At this time, with Covid-19 having such an impact, we believe Project Eileen’s materials will be especially helpful when many young people’s fears have been heightened, as a result of personal experience or due to the prominence of death and dying in the news and on social media.
Ms Auld, Head of PSHE at Blatchington Mill, says: “I am so excited to get started with these lessons. This package is a game-changer for opening up conversations about bereavement and for giving confidence to teachers who really must start to discuss these issues with our students. The resources are creative and provide ample opportunity for great PSHE in the form of discussion, debate, thoughtful reflection and signposting.”
This pilot follows the first which began last term at Imberhorne School in East Grinstead, the first secondary school in the UK to deliver the Project Eileen programme.
Make sure to register your state or independent school on our website for when the materials become available in the summer.