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Barney Harwood hears about the experiences of disabled people, including basketball player Ade Adepitan (left in picture) and gold-medal winning paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds (right in picture).

Also on hand to offer expert advice is 'agony uncle' Aaron Balick.

Where to find information and support

The content of these webpages is intended for use in school by teachers with their pupils. However, if you or someone you know is affected by the issues raised in this or any of the other of Barney's reports you can contact the following organisations for further information and support.

Childline is the UK's free 24 hour confidential helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.

Get Connected
Whatever the problem, Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline that gives young people under 25 the support and information they need to decide what they want to do next. This includes a free referral to over 13,000 different services.

Breathing Space
Breathing Space is a free and confidential helpline in Scotland for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
CALM is a campaign targeted at raising awareness of depression amongst 15 - 24 year old young males, encouraging them to seek help and talk about their problems. Confidential advice is offered via their freephone helpline.

On two evenings a week this national young person’s helpline offers confidential emotional support via phone, email or online chat to anyone aged 11-19. All calls answered by a trained young volunteer.

The Place2Be
The Place2Be is a charity that works inside schools to improve the emotional wellbeing of children, their families and the whole school community. They offer school-based counselling services to children and their parents or carers as well as accredited training to school staff members.

Parentline Plus
Parentline works with adults, children and young people providing information and emotional support to families and a 24 hr helpline to talk about any worries or problems.

Winston's Wish
Winston's Wish offers practical support and guidance to bereaved young people, families and anyone concerned about a grieving child. They believe that support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.

The National Youth Advocacy Service
Offers information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people up to the age of 25, through a network of advocates throughout England and Wales. Young people with a problem can call if they would like some advice or just want to speak confidentially to an advisor.

The Children's Legal Centre
The Children's Legal Centre is a charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. The Centre operates a free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

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A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.



Current podcasts

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The life of Mary Seacole

The life of Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole tells us about her extraordinary life in these three short video episodes.

Private Peaceful - podcasts available!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

Podcasts of the 13 episodes in this series began on 01/05/2018 and will run throughout the term.

'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War

Catch up on 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden. All 10 episodes are now available to listen to online.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects. Watch video.

Our brand new Macbeth pages!

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth - the musical

Check out our new pages for our Macbeth musical with 8 songs to learn! See the Teacher Notes.

'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse

All 10 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's famous story are now available to listen to online.

100 years since World War 1

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.