Well-being Resources for Hastings family

Stay Calm, Stay Healthy & Stay at Home

How we promote well-being in the school community?
We launched the well-being page on our website to support our school community during the COVID-19 health crisis. This page contains three sections: Physical Well-being, Emotional Well-being, and Cognita Be Well Tips.
You will find useful resources in the relevant sections. 

The well-being of our students is of paramount importance. Please, if you are concerned about your child’s well-being then please get in touch with us.

Stay Active! Keep your Well-being

Cognita Home Games

Sport and being active is a key part of our wellbeing, which is especially important in these unprecedented times. This is why, we are delighted to be able to participate in the Cognita Home Games (CHG).


Students and their families (parents included!) from Hastings School will join their teachers in an Olympics-style global lockdown competition with thousands of students in schools around the world. Potentially we could have over 100k people involved in this!

Hastings Daily Physical Activity at Home

Stay active every day by following the training sessions designed by our PE Department!
Students should complete the WOD (= Workout Of the Day) Monday to Friday. They will complete it during the PE time if they have a lesson on that day; if they don’t have one, they will do it after school!

Enjoy a different week routine… being active!

The PE department have put together lots of wonderful activities to keep you and your children fit and active.

There is a daily timetable with differentiated resources depending on the age of your child.

Join our #HastingsChallenge

“Bored” is the last word we can use during this quarentine period!
Follow all our #HastingsChallenge videos in our vimeo channel and upload yours on social media.
Don’t forget to use #HastingsChallenge and mention our school account. Challenge accepted?

Follow our workouts with the P.E. team!

Our teaching and learning doesn’t stop, and our P.E. lessons are more crucial than ever.
Let’s join the workouts recorded by our P.E. team and do daily routines posted on our channel. This is a great opportunity to spend time with family and keep active at the same time!

Stay Positive! Keep your Well-being

Contacts and on-line support for students 

Whilst it is perfectly normal to feel anxious in the current circumstances, we feel that our students and wider community can always benefit from some additional emotional support. 

Madrid based Clinical Psychologist Mike Cristóbal has set up a help line: 91 559 0061.

Available 24/7 and a team of professional psychologists are answering the phone. It is free now, but they may need to charge at some point to maintain it. 

FUNDACIÓN ANAR 
900 20 20 10 Chat line is available.

Childline from UK
+44 800 1111 

Childline from Comunidad de Madrid
116 111 

Big White Wall
An anonymous community where members can support each other

Resources and Articles worth spreading

A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis

Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty – Psychology guide

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief – Harvard Business Review

Daily exercise for your mind. Work out with Luminosity, a fresh set of games each day to keep you challenged.

National Theatre at home. A programme of national theatre live productions streamed for free via YouTube.

Explore the world at your fingertips. Here’s a comprehensive list of virtual tours you can take with your children, adventure all over the world.

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Free live Opera from the Met. Quality opera from the comfort of your home! 

Go for a Virtual Museum Visit! Visit some of the world’s most famous museums from the comfort of your own home.

Practice some Spanish! The publisher Hearst Spain offers all its online free access magazines: Harper’s Bazaar, EsquireElleMen’s/Women’s Health…  

Festival I stay at home and quarantine fest: many artists through their Instagram profiles will make direct about 30 min as if it were a private acoustic concert. 

Imagineering in a Box is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Cognita Tips

School Closure or Self-isolation: Advice for Teenage Students

The school closure might make you feel worried, uncertain, nervous – or you might be excited about the possibility of not being at school. We can use this situation to help us become more resilient: keep the following tips in mind to help you get the most out of a difficult experience. 

Talking to your kid about Coronavirus

The fast-moving developments and intensive news coverage in relation to coronavirus can be challenging for parents.  

The following tips for parents compiled by our Cognita Education and Wellbeing Team are designed to help when discussing the issue with your child.

Maintaining Wellbeing During School Closures

These are uncertain times as a parent. As well as not being able to tell your child what is or isn’t going to happen in the coming weeks, you will also need to oversee their learning at home.

It is natural that you may feel anxious about this, but some of these tips may be helpful.

Sleep during Covid 19

The Covid-19 Pandemic is an extreme and global crisis,
which is hugely demanding on our physical and mental
health.

Now, more than ever, we should think about why and how sleep plays such a critical part in improving our health.