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What is HeartSmart@Home?

We all want our children to become confident and emotionally healthy. But sometimes they can struggle with this, and it’s hard as parents to help them.

Being HeartSmart means being aware of 5 key principles which really help children to be well rounded, emotionally healthy young people. The principles are focussed around: loving themselves, looking out for others, not holding onto hurt, not trying to be someone else, and being able to keep on going when things are tough.

If you’d like to help your child become more HeartSmart, and develop the HeartSmart principles in your home – and of course have lots of fun together – then do join us in our exciting new programme, HeartSmart@Home!

HeartSmart@Home consists of 6 free practical sessions at St Mark’s. You’ll learn about the HeartsSmart principles in a creative and helpful way alongside your child. After dropping off your child in class in the morning for registration, just come to the small hall for a quick cup of tea and a talk about one of the HeartSmart principles. Then at around 9:10am, your child will join you to do a fun activitiy together, focussed around the same principle. At 9:45am, your child will return to class, and we’ll finish the session at 10am by setting a fun homework activity or game to do together with your child.

All sessions are free, and will be hosted by Mrs Spiers and Mrs Poole. We do ask that you come to all 6 sessions. The sessions will be on Fridays: 28th February, 6th March, 13th March, 20th March, 24th April and 1st May. All 8:40am-10am.

Places are limited, so do get in quick! We anticipate this being really popular!

Parents – access the questionnaire here!


Children – access the questionnaire here!

Find the resources for our first session here!

Presentation (powerpoint) or Presentation (pdf)

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The homework si to carry on with the activity started during the session.

What is HeartSmart?