CRiBS is a Christian Charity which has been supporting schools for over 26 years. In the last 8 years we have been providing intervention programmes for those children who are struggling to function well in the classroom for whatever reason. We provide one-to-one and small group sessions to help children work through their problems as well as after-schools clubs to help them develop healthy relationships with their peers. During these times they can do exciting things such as playing team games, cooking and African drumming.
Our 'Taking Off' project was introduced three years ago to help all the year six children make the transition from primary to secondary school. This is often a traumatic time for many children and Taking Off gives them tools and strategies to manage and make for a happier move.
The programme includes a drama which uses the analogy of two children in a departure lounge waiting to depart on an exciting bt worrying journey. Last year we provided Taking Off in 19 primary schools.
We know that schools are particularly concerned this year as the received wisdom is that the Corona virus pandemic and the lockdown will have had a dramatic negative emotional effect on their students and as a result they are looking for ways to manage the 'recovery'.
Our aim is to continue to be there to provide emotional support and to adapt our programme appropriately to meet the needs at this extraordinary time.