1decision: Inspired By A Child

It has certainly been a different year for everyone across the country, and here at 1decision HQ we wanted to find as many positives as we could during this time.

During the first lockdown we focused all our energy and time to create our Early Years programme. The aim for these new sets of resources was to support schools across the country who were already using the 1decision primary programme

We launched the new programme in September 2020 and were overjoyed to receive our first award in October in the Teach Early Years 'Happy and Healthy' category and to find that many other early settings welcomed the new support.

Following the initial success, we are now supporting hundreds of early years settings in over 40 counties!

Project Smile Special Edition Magazine OUT NOW!

Project Smile Magazine

Following the success of Project Smile, we have collected all your work sent in and compiled it into our Special Edition Magazine!

The magazine highlights our winner Rosie Lever, alongside our runners up and all our other submissions for Project Smile! It also includes a piece on what Project Smile is, and the objectives we set when we created this project.

We are so incredibly proud of Project Smile and what it has become, and we are even more proud to have helped many of your little ones in lockdown and let them know they are not alone!

Project Smile winner gets story animated!

1decision Rosie Lever Poem

For those who have been following Project Smile from the beginning, we promised that the winner of our storyboard or poem competition will have their work animated by the talented Pearldrop Productions!

The winner as shown last week was Rosie Lever from Barnes Primary in London, who submitted a terrific poem about her experience in lockdown, with a fantastic perspective on how the lockdown has affected children's mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Today we are excited to show everyone the incredible animation that has been produced from Pearldrop, and we hope you enjoy!

1decision appears in Richmond & Twickenham Times!

1decision in Richmond and Twickenham Times

It is with great pleasure to announce that Richmond & Twickenham Times have made an article regarding Project Smile winner Rosie Lever in our National Poetry competition that was run over the past few weeks!

The main purpose of this article was to highlight what Project Smile is, why Rosie won the competition and also that Gyles Brandreth announced the winner on video last week!

Below you can find an excerpt from the article that talks about Rosie winning the competition alongside what Project Smile is all about:

Project Smile winner announced!

1decision Project Smile Winner

The Project Smile winner has finally been announced from Gyles Brandreth alongside runner ups for the storyboard and poetry competition!

After weeks of reading and judging all of your wonderful submissions, today it is finally time to announce who will be seeing their work come to life by the incredibly talented Pearldrop Productions!

And the winner is... *drumroll*

Meet The Rainbow Drops trailer out now!

Meet The Rainbow Drops

Meet the Rainbow Drops is now available to view on YouTube and our website!

Not only this, but the animated series is now available to watch on our Early Years Portal, which has been designed to meet the needs of the Development Matters Framework and cover a number of key areas but, in particular, elements of Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)!

Students are guided through our Early Years resources by our colourful Rainbow Drop characters. Throughout these resources, the Rainbow Drops will go on many adventures and learn a lot about the wider world that they live in.

The EYFS area of the 1decision site will continue to grow over time and in direct response to the needs of EYFS and to any government policy changes and more importantly the needs of our children's society.

Project Smile competition winner announced this week!

Gyles Brandreth announcing 1decision Competition Winner

Project Smile's competition is now over and it is time to reveal our winner this week!

If you haven't seen the project or you are new here, we have been running Project Smile for the past few weeks.

The aim of this project is to have children help other children with lockdown tips through video, storyboard or poem format with the chance of winning a prize!

The one and only Gyles Brandreth will be announcing the winner this week, so stay tuned to see if your child will be seeing their storyboard or poem come to life by our wonderful Pearldrop Productions, our animator for a lot of 1decision's resources!

Project Smile competition ends tomorrow!

1decision Competition Deadline Tomorrow

With the announcement of Gyles Brandreth being our judge for the Project Smile poetry and storyboard competition, we also announced that we have extended the deadline until the 5th of February, meaning the competition ends tomorrow!

You can still continue to submit videos and work beyond our competition, but if your students are submitting poems and storyboards, the last submissions will have to come in by tomorrow to be considered!

We cannot wait to see the winner of our poetry and storyboard competition having their work animated by the incredible Pearldrop Productions, our animators for many of the 1decision's resources!

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