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Screen-Free Fridays

Why is it important for children to have time away from screens?


Reducing screen-time and setting a limit to how much time your child can spend playing a video game or on their phone is an excellent idea to promote positive wellbeing. It will give their brain and eyes a well-deserved rest, allowing them to explore other interests and hobbies. As well as this, having time without screens is an excellent opportunity to get that all-important family time. 


Each Friday , going forward, will be ,‘Screen-Free Friday’. The class teacher will provide a range of activities for the children to choose. They can choose as many as they like. The work does not need to be emailed to the class teachers, but the teachers would love to see what the children have been up to and send feedback. This is to highlight the importance of time away from screens; whether they be phones, tablets or other devices, and how this can be beneficial for mental health and wellbeing.

You will notice your child’s home learning will reflect this, with Friday’s activities having a more practical and active focus.

Any pictures can be tweeted #stjosephswrightscreenfreefridays or sent to our facebook page or simply sent to class teachers via class dojo. We look forward to seeing what you get up to!