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My Life 4 Schools - My Life is a ground breaking free Citizenship and PSHE teaching resource for teachers of children aged 7 to 11, produced by The Children's Society in association with our Good Childhood® Inquiry.

The aim of My Life is to help children aged 7 to 11 develop the skills they need for a healthy, happy childhood. The resource has been developed in consultation with primary school teachers and supports:

  • the National Curriculum in England for Citizenship and PSHE
  • Every Child Matters
  • Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

Irrespective of the age and ability of the children, you will find that all the resources are accessible and appealing to all.

The online case studies are highly visual, child-friendly and easy to navigate. They also include a voiceover to assist in comprehension. The follow-up interactive activities have been designed to be accessible to children of all abilities and can be tackled at the children's own pace - individually, with a partner or in a small group. There are numerous opportunities for the children to engage in meaningful discussions about issues that concern them directly.

Group of teenagers sitting outsideOn these pages you will find resources for your church and school to listen to and work with children and young people.

You will also find a full list of our publications which are available to download.

Protecting young runaways: Advice and information pack

We've produced a series of guides for everyone who has a role to play in helping to keep young runaways safe.

We've been working with children who run away for over 25 years and currently support hundreds of young people in England.

Whether you're a parent, teacher or local authority commissioner, find out how you can help protect the 100,000 children and young people who run away from home or care each year.

Youth resources

Youth work toolkit: An interactive CD toolkit to help you develop an exciting youth agenda in your parish helping to make childhood better.

Worship resources

Christingle, meaning 'Christ Light', is a festive celebration which communicates the Christian message in an inspiring way.

Children are at the centre of the service and celebrate the light of Christ through the candles and other symbology of the Christingle orange.

Leaves of Life is an exciting way to engage children in the life of your church and share the Gospel message of new life.

Leaves of Life places children's voices at the heart of worship using prayer leaves to capture children’s thoughts, prayers and hopes for a better childhood. It is a free resource containing a range of children’s activities, games, worship resources and publicity materials.