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, we have created some free resources to complement our 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 in 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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