How to listen and have conversations around loss

Open Ears Programme Resources For Ages 8-12 

The following resources can be used with the corresponding assembly activity in the Open Ears Programme manual. 

Be Present Assembly - Video Links 

Use this link to watch the video (3:05) that talks about being in the present moment and taking notice of what’s going on around us.  
 
To access the music for the 'What can we do to be in the present moment?' activity, if you have a Youtube Kids account, you can use this link to open the video (no ads). Alternatively, use this link to play the video on the public YouTube platform (may include ads before the video plays). 

Community Assembly - Video Link 

Use this link to the Sharing Food and Spreading Kindness ‘Incredible Edible’ video (4:40). Please note the video may include an ad before it plays. 

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Encouragement Assembly - Video Links 

Use this link to watch the Kid President aka Robby's encouraging pep talk (3:30).  
 
Use this link to open the Kid President dance-a-thon video (2:44) - this video may include an ad before it plays. 

Self Awareness Assembly - Presentation PDF & Video Link 

Use this link to open the PDF slides presentation to show the epitaphs. Once the PDF opens in your web browser, hover the mouse over the PDF and select the Download option.  
 
Use this link to play the song I Lived by One Republic from YouTube (also available on Spotify). 

Open Ears Box of Hearts 

Open Ears Box of Hearts
The 52 cards inside the Box of Hearts each have a question or statement to start off conversations for children to share and learn about their feelings. 
 

Open Ears Barney Bear 

Barney Bear
Designed to accompany the Open Ears programme and a great conversation starter alongside the Box of Hearts. 

Motivational A3 Posters 

Motivational Posters for Schools
Inspired by our 5 Point Plan eBook, these 5 x poster pictures will look great in your classroom. 

About Grief UK 

Grief UK is an education and training organisation that teaches The Grief Recovery Method, the only evidence-based grief programme globally that helps people to learn how to move beyond death, divorce, and other losses. 
 
We can train up to eight people at once to help children to deal with loss online or in person. 
 
In addition to the Open Ears Programme, we have created a number of free resources here to encourage coaching conversations around emotional well-being. 
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