We were inundated with applications from secondary schools across Yorkshire and the Humber to take part in this exciting piece of work funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.  The successful five schools are:

 

The Levett School, Doncaster

Sirius Academy, Hull

Honley High School, Huddersfield

Allerton High, Leeds

Camps mount Academy, Doncaster

 

Honley High School told us "we are proud to have been chosen to take part in the teen sleep project. We strongly believe that a good night's sleep is the key to well being, and this has been echoed through the work The Children's' Sleep Charity have already started to do with the 15 pupils that have been chosen to participate in the project. The introduction session was fascinating for both the staff and pupils; the pupils are fully engaged in the process, and it was a real privilege to be able to listen to them tell their stories in a supportive and safe environment. I look forward to seeing the impact this project will have on their sleep and ultimately their overall health and wellbeing”

 Vicki Dawson, CEO of The Children’s Sleep Charity says “The response we received from schools around this project has been fantastic.  It is widely recognised by teaching staff, pupils and parents that there is a need for sleep support so that teenagers can reach their full potential.  We know that sleep deprivation can impact on mental, physical and emotional health and can impair attainment.  Asking teenagers bout the support they need and want is a vital step in addressing the issue and ensuring that we as a charity provide appropriate support."

We are currently meeting with the steering groups of young people to identify the type of support they feel would be most beneficial, and we will be working in partnership to develop materials to pilot in the Autumn Term.

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