Client: The Children’s Society
My Life 4 Schools was launched in January 2008 in response to the findings of the Good Childhood Enquiry. The website provides the tools and resources for pupils to learn about and understand issues that affect them and other children.
The Children’s Society’s focus is empowering all children and giving them a voice. To this end we decided to use case studies of individual children as starting point for the activities. Voiceovers, interactivity and differentiation, along with detailed teacher guidance ensure the content is accessible and enjoyable for a wide range of children in a variety of educational settings.
We have continued to expand the range of resources on the website, keeping it fresh and updated. In 2010 to reflect The Children’s Society’s own rebranding we completely redesigned the website, adding new activities on domestic violence to accompany the existing ones on friends, family, money, etc.
To help build the Children’s Society’s relationships with teachers and schools we also integrated within the site a registration process linked to a database of all the schools in the UK. Since the launch in 2008 the number of registrants has risen to almost 2,600.
"This is an excellent resource which will really engage all Key Stage 2 pupils. Not only will it build their emotional literacy, but also it will truly help children understand who they should turn to when they encounter a problem." Ron Naylor, Headteacher, Forefield Junior School, Crosby
“EdComs have provided a consistently reliable and professional service and developed a lively and innovative resource which we believe helps children to develop the skills they need for a happy, healthy childhood.” Tom Robin, Marketing Manager, The Children's Society