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BBEST Newsletter 02.02.2021

Children's Mental Health Week

1st-7th February is Children's Mental Health Week and this year's theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

Place2Be have a range of free resources to help children and young people to explore what it means to Express Yourself. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning:

Children's Mental Health - Batley and Birstall

 There are many sources of support available to our children locally:


You can find even more information, resources and lists of youth and support groups in our Directory:

Coping with Changes: Social-Emotional Learning Through Play - Online Course

Future Learn together with the LEGO Foundation are providing this useful course to help you learn how to provide playful and engaging social emotional learning (SEL) support to children affected by COVID-19 disruption.

The LEGO Foundation aims to build a future in which learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. To find out more about the foundation and what they do visit


Please note, not all content of the course might be free; please read the provider's terms and conditions carefully. 

Library Adventures

Library Adventures are live session running on Tuesday mornings at 11am every week.

They can be found on the Kirklees Libraries - YouTube or Facebook page Kirklees Libraries - Home | Facebook.

You can borrow books online: 

Childrens - Library Adventures Live! - Kirklees Libraries - OverDrive


 Batley Library February Newsletter

Batley Library is still being used as a Covid testing site, but the newsletter contains all the information you need to use their online services and includes details on the Library Adventures Live! Events planned for February.



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All events and information are correct at the time of publishing. BBEST take no responsibility for events being cancelled or rearranged.

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