Here's a list of our latest news stories.
Enjoy our innovative programme for children aged 5 to 11 - helping to balance academic and life learning
Click HERE to read about The Big Think, our research-informed Personal Development and Wellbeing programme for ages 5 to 11 with 120 Assembly and Lesson kits (60 for ages 5 to 7 and 60 for ages 7 to 11) - and if your school is small, with under 200 pupils, get in touch with us to find out about a subsidy on your subscription!
Read more about "Wellbeing Schools" and "Minding the Gap with The Big Think".
THE BIG THINK is a values-themed programme. What is values literacy and why does it matter? Find out here.
The Big 3 + Me - With funding and guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation, we have created a new Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) programme for children aged 3 to 5.
Research has shown that: by the age of five, the attainment levels of children from disadvantaged backgrounds are, on average, four months behind their better off peers and such gaps can double by the end of primary schooling.
We have designed THE BIG 3 +ME to deliver Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), fill identified gaps in practitioners’ training and PSED practices, and provide high quality resources that nurture PSED and self-regulation abilities for pre-school children. Our intention is to close attainment gaps in early years development, and better still, prevent them from occurring.
This is the view of our Education Advisor, Sir Anthony Seldon: “What a joy that The BIG 3 + ME grows vital human skills in both Early Years Practitioners AND their little learners! This PSED programme is surely a game-changer.”
WINNERS of 2019 Stories on Values Competition
We are delighted to announce the winners of our annual Stories on Values competition, a stimulating opportunity for children to convey in their stories and artwork just how significant values are becoming for young, global citizens. Powerful and imaginative entries poured in from Bosnia-Herzegovina, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain and across the UK.
The Winner of the Stories category is Shaheer, aged 11 from Elmwood Junior School, Surrey, UK with "Always Be Kind" and the Runner Up is Toby, aged 9 from Sri Sathya Sai Spiritual Education, London, UK with "Kindness Is Golden". Congratulations also go to Sofia, aged 6 from Capel Manor Primary School, London, UK; Bhavish, aged 9 from Samsidh Mount Litera Zee School - HSR Branch, Bangalore, India; and Ambiya, aged 8 from Manor Junior School, Essex, UK for winning prizes in the Artwork section, as shown here.
We are most grateful to our Stories judges: Ed Mayo, Dr Paquita de Zulueta and James Minter, and to Galia Durant, the Pictures judge.
Click here to find out more about the winners of the Stories category and the 6 children whose entries were highly recommended, and the winners of the Pictures category of the competition.
2019 Stories On Values booklet
Click here for the delightful compilation of the best 2019 stories and artwork by children from all around the world. Happy reading!
PS Here's a remarkable true story about a Syrian refugee who entered the 2016 competition
In the Autumn of 2019, out of the blue, we had an enquiry from a publishing house in India asking for permission to include in their educational books for children, a story from our book of the best entries for the 2016 competition. Read here about what happened.
To read the story The Octopus And The Little Fish by 11-year-old Sham, click here.
Previous Winners of our Stories on Values competition
Visit The Big Think to find out about previous years winners of our Stories On Values competition.
Latest newsletters from the Human Values Foundation
Click on the pdf article links below to read our latest newsletters:
> HVF Newsletter 55 Nov 2024 - a new Personal, Social & Emotional Development programme
> HVF Newsletter 54 Apr 2023 - laying foundations for maximising potential
> HVF Newsletter 53 Nov 2022 - "The Big Think is the best subject ever!"
> HVF Newsletter 52 Apr 2022 - advancing Relationships & Health Education in primary schools
> HVF Newsletter 51 Nov 2021 - we are on target with the shift towards Social & Emotional Learning
> HVF Newsletter 50 Apr 2021 - expanding our resources to equip children for life
> HVF Newsletter 49 Nov 2020 - our Silver Jubilee: inspiring children, teachers & parents for 25 years
> HVF Newsletter 48 Apr 2020 - what we are shared to help out during COVID-19 lockdown
> HVF Newsletter 47 Dec 2019 - awareness of the link between Values & Wellbeing is growing
> HVF Newsletter 46 Jun 2019 - launching The Big Think programme to empower children for life
> HVF Newsletter 45 Nov 2018 - recognition that Character Education improves Wellbeing
> HVF Newsletter 44 Apr 2018 - our Patron is knighted - congratulations Sir Michael Morpurgo
> HVF Newsletter 43 Nov 2017 - our popular programmes are preparing young people for life
> HVF Newsletter 42 Apr 2017 - available now: our booklet of 'Stories on Values' by children
> HVF Newsletter 41 Dec 2016 - how we contributed to the global buzz on World Values Day
> HVF Newsletter 40 Sep 2016 - the HVF is a Partner for inaugural World Values Day
> HVF Newsletter 39 Apr 2016 - at last schools are expected to teach about values!
> HVF Newsletter 38 Nov 2015 - our pioneering work continues as schools wake up to values
> HVF Newsletter 37 Apr 2015 - our influential Education Advisor, Sir Anthony Seldon
> HVF Newsletter 36 Nov 2014 - lots of things to celebrate!
> HVF Newsletter 35 Apr 2014 - the passing of June Auton, Founder of the HVF
> HVF Newsletter 34 Nov 2013 - we're on target to develop values-based, 21st-century education