Finding the joy

This resource uses an illustration and basic drama techniques to get children thinking about happiness and where it comes from.

Finding The Joy (3)

Children will explore concepts like happiness and gratitude, and think about how social media might affect how we feel about ourselves and others.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children aged 9 and above
  • use in small groups

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Pupils should know:

Mental wellbeing

simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests

Internet Safety and Harms

• about the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others’ mental and physical wellbeing

Respectful Relationships

• the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness

Northern Ireland - Personal Development and Mutual Understanding


Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• their self–esteem and self-confidence (KS1)

• strategies and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe (KS1)

• their self-esteem, self-confidence and how they develop as individuals (KS2)

• how to sustain their health, growth and well-being and coping safely and efficiently with their environment (KS2).

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 2 - How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional well-being.

Statement 3 - Our decision-making impacts on the quality of our lives and the lives of others.

Scotland - Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

•I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

·  I understand the importance of mental wellbeing and that this can be fostered and strengthened through personal coping skills and positive relationships

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