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Sammy the Sea Squirt resources for schools

Children are currently in need of accessible skills to help them to take care of their mental health. To address this, Suffolk Mind have created a story book, Sammy the Sea Squirt, to teach children across Suffolk how to look after their mental health by moving.

It’s with thanks to the amazing Suffolk community that we were able to publish more than 8,000 books to give to every Reception aged child (four-to-five-years-old) in Suffolk this September. 

Public Health Suffolk will be delivering them to schools so parents, carers and teachers do not need to do anything but wait for their copies to arrive and be sent home in bookbags. 

To let your parents and carers know about the book, here are some words that you can use in your Parent Portal or Parentmail.

Do you want to invite Sammy into your school?

We have created an exciting teaching session where children can learn more about the link between movement and mental health. Our qualified trainer will visit your school to tell the Sammy the Sea Squirt story, and put the learning into practice. 

Click here for more details about our Sammy the Sea Squirt movement sessions 

To purchase this session, contact our schools team: [email protected]

Activities your school can get involved in

We have created some resources below for your students to learn about the benefits of exercise on their mental health. 

Sammy School curriculum ideas linked to EYFS Development Matters 2021

Sammy movement and memory game

Sammy the Sea Squirt Sponsored Swoosh

Design your own character

The Rainbow Game

Create your own Sammy the Sea Squirt bunting

Print pre-made Sammy the Sea Squirt bunting

Colour in Sammy the Sea Squirt

Watch our video: move like Sammy and friends

Suffolk Mind’s Children and Young People’s Trainer, Louise Harris gets you moving like Sammy and friends

Learn more about Sammy the Sea Squirt 

Our story is based around the character Sammy the Sea Squirt – they learn that moving helps with memory and emotions, while meeting other ocean friends along the way. 

Sammy is an inspiring character who moves to keep their brain healthy. Sammy helps children understand the importance of being active at an early age, in an age-appropriate and engaging way. The story also equips parents and carers with a way to encourage their children to make positive changes to their level of movement to help maintain good mental health. 

Learn more about the Sammy the Sea Squirt project by clicking here. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Sammy the Sea Squirt storybook or resources, contact us on [email protected]

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