Created by experienced primary school teachers Lucy Cree and Sarah Brogden, the Jellyfish programme is now established in schools across the UK and focuses on encouraging and exploring relaxation, creativity and communication.
Structured classes and activities enable children to experience a sense of calm and wellbeing. They also facilitate opportunities to communicate thoughts, feelings and emotions in a creative, nurturing environment.
Each class begins with a theme and is linked to one of our Jellyfish strands: Discover. Explore. Express. Manage. Develop.
The Training Programme includes:
- Be the Jellyfish Training Manual
- Jellyfish USB
- Jellyfish Cards
- Creative Chatter resource book
- The Jellyfish Colouring Resource Book
- Train in your own time
- Train as many staff members as you wish at no extra cost
- Facility to recap on key elements as often as you like
- No need for time out of class/school
- Easy to follow class plans and instructions
- Re-useable, Photocopiable resources that are fun, creative and effective in providing endless activity possibilities
- Resources, class plans and activities that can be used for:
- 1 to 1, Focus groups, Whole class, Mixed age group, Whole school
Be the Jellyfish Training Manual
This book introduces you to the core ideas behind Be the Jellyfish and details how to successfully deliver classes in your school or preschool setting. Including 30 class plans that can be used one to one, small group or whole class and over 200 photocopiable resources. Each class plan is accompanied by a set of questions, a visualisation, bodywork poses, templates and resources.
Jellyfish USB – available exclusively in this Training Programme
The 4GB USB stick contains:
- Six invaluable video training clips that support the Jellyfish Training Manual
- PDF of our Jellyfish gift cards
- PDF presentation documents that can be used to inform children, staff and parents about Jellyfish classes
- PDF Jellyfish journey, record and assessment sheets
Be the Jellyfish Cards
Jellyfish cards comprise of forty seven jellyfish. Each jellyfish displays an unnamed feeling and can be used to help children to identify and talk about their own feelings and emotions. Each set comes with ten activity suggestions to try.
Creative Chatter Resource Book
Our spiral bound resource book Creative Chatter provides an opportunity for children to safely explore thoughts, feelings and emotions through drawing. Activities facilitate the five Jellyfish Strands designed to help children to Discover, Explore, Express, Manage and Develop themselves, their feelings, emotions and relationships. All activities can be used independently of Jellyfish classes or as an activity within them. The book consists of twenty five photocopiable drawing activity frames, each accompanied by a set of questions linked to our Jellyfish strands and designed to encourage discussion.
Be the Jellyfish Colouring Resource Book
This spiral bound photocopiable resource contains colouring sheets based on our jellyfish and a range of activity ideas. Ideal for general relaxation and mindfulness or as a specific resource to support the social and emotional wellbeing of children. It also facilitates the Jellyfish process of creative chatter; a two way conversation about a child’s creation.
“Children attending the classes all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and seemed to develop in confidence, showing a greater understanding of their feelings and how to express them, even after just 5 sessions. They loved expressing themselves through art and enjoyed teaching the relaxation techniques to their friends in class. There was such a happy and relaxed atmosphere it was a pleasure to watch! At the end of the sessions the children were always really proud of what they had made and eager to share it with their families.” Mrs Hawtin, SENCo, Crawley Down Village School
“Pupils at St Peter’s cannot wait for their next Jellyfish class. It is a chance for them to reflect and to engage with their feelings and emotions in a different way. It has been hugely positive for some of our pupils with ASD and ADHD as well as helping children going through difficult time in their lives, finding a way to cope and express themselves. It is also an opportunity for children to open up in a different way, for example they might reveal some big news for the first time, or discuss something that has been worrying them. It has especially had a big impact on the atmosphere of cohorts with a large amount of SEN and large boy to girl ratio. The ethos behind Jellyfish has helped towards improving challenging behaviour, improving relationships and reducing bullying and adding to a culture of care and wellbeing. We love the way Jellyfish is completely inclusive and every child who takes part can take something away from each session. The calm, relaxed atmosphere is great to help children unwind and de-stress.” Elizabeth Coster, SENCo, St Peter’s. East Grinstead
“I feel this programme fills a huge gap in what is available! The holistic approach means all learning styles and various issues are covered in a group situation. Thanks so much! I can’t wait to start!” C. Bell. Learning Mentor, West Sussex