What’s on this October? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout October, as the days turn colder and the clocks go back! Good friends Vs. Bad friends This video is another in the bullying series encouraging young people to question if their friends are really their friends or actually just bullies. The differences between good friends and bad friends aren’t always obvious, but this video gives some general habits of bad friends to look out for. Good friends vs bad friends

Nightmares As October is the month of Halloween, we took a more series approach towards what can scare young people and tackle the issue of nightmares. This video looks at what nightmares are, how they can be a source of stress and what to do if you have a lot of nightmares that worry you.

Nightmares

Our new What’s On guides are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see! If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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What’s on this May? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout May, as we’re in the throes of revision and exams. SATs Stress Playing only in Primary schools, this video aims to ease any exam stress that pupils may be feeling. A recent report found that 8/10 school leaders say that fear of academic failure has lead to an increase in mental health issues around exam time. This video takes a look at simple ways to revise to ease any pre-exam nerves, encourages young people to do things they enjoy to avoid getting stressed and to talk to an adult if they are feeling any pressure. SATs Sleep In May, we have a version of this playing on both Primary and Secondary channels, to cater for the fact younger children need more sleep than teenagers. These videos have been made to show during the exam/revision period so that young people understand the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep can affect their mental health and well being. The videos also offer tips of how to get prepared for bed and make the most out of a full nights rest! May content - sleep video Our new What’s On guides available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! You can download the guides here too:In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see! If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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What’s on this October? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout October, as we’re back approaching half term and those colder, darker winter days! Showing on screens:
  • How did parliament begin? (Primary and Secondary)
  • Terrestrial planets – info on Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars (Primary and Secondary)
  • Maths and Money – working out basic transactions with money (Primary only)
  • Biology anatomy – looking at the major muscles (Secondary only)
  • Saurischia dinosaurs – facts about this sub-group of dinosaurs (Primary only)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic achievments (Primary and Secondary)
  • Laura Trott – Mind teaser facts with this Olympian (Primary and Secondary)
  • Advice about bullying (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Recipe to make your own pizza (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Health benefits of eating cinnamon (Primary and Secondary)
  • Importance of protein in a balanced diet (Primary only)
  • Chicken – why it’s a good source of protein (Secondary only)
  • Eco-friendly TVs and other electricals (Secondary only)
  • Reducing carbon footprint (Secondary only)
  • Explaining climate change (Primary only)
  • Encouraging pupils to put litter in the bin (Primary only)
  • Washing hands properly to prevent spreading infection (Primary only)
  • Colds and how to prevent spreading infection (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • How to build positive self-esteem (Secondary only)
  • Hockey: Dribbling with the ball (Primary only)
  • Netball: Shooting the ball (Primary only)
  • Benefits of walking to school (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • How to do tricep dips (Secondary only)
  • Benefits of dancing (Secondary only)
  • Why basketball is good for you (Primary only)
  • Explaining the uses of braces (Secondary only)
  • Importance of brushing your teeth (Primary only)
  • Looking at the career of airport security (Secondary only)
  • Looking at the career of a swimming instructor (Secondary only)
Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics With Team GB having so many successes in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, we thought it was only right that we create a video celebrating these achievements and in doing so, inspire pupils to try a new sport themselves. Olympic/Paralympic Achievements As our ‘Who am I’ fact videos are a popular addition to playlists, we’ve made special Olympic and Paralympic versions, with facts about Olympic and Paralympic heroes. These videos are available instantly in the library, just search ‘Olympics’ or ‘Paralympics’ to see the selection. Drop these videos into your playlists to inspire pupils to follow in the footsteps taken by these individuals to become Olympic and Paralympic heroes! Laura Trott WAI Activate Camps: Netball Over the summer, we teamed up with Activate Camps to produce various videos which can be used to promote active learning in your schools. This month, we’re highlighting the first of our Netball series and showing an interactive sports lesson on how best to shoot and get a goal. Keep your eyes peeled for further new sports content with Activate Camps! Netball shooting skills Mental Health: Self-esteem It can be tough tackling your emotions as a teenager, but a positive self-esteem can work wonders. With this in mind, we’ve created a video with tips about building and maintaining a positive self-esteem. This is the first of our brand new mental health series for secondary age pupils, which aims to help teenagers understand their feelings and encourage them to speak to an adult about their emotions. Attendance – parent reminder Attendance is important and our video about this is always a popular choice to put in playlists. Now we’ve got a version aimed at parents to relay how important it is that their child attends school and that they could face a fine for unexplained absences. Just schedule this to play during drop off/collection time! In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see! If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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What’s on this September? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout September, as we’re back to school and beginning a brand new school year. Showing on screens:
  • A brief outline of Christianity (Primary only)
  • Tips to stay safe: Social Networking (Primary and Secondary)
  • Basic Spanish/French greetings (Primary and Secondary)
  • Explaining the different types of government (Primary and Secondary)
  • Basics of respiration (Secondary only)
  • Forms of sustainable energy (Primary and Secondary)
  • How c02 emissions are affecting the environment (Primary and Secondary)
  • The achievements of Alexander Bell (Primary and Secondary)
  • What is democracy? (Primary only)
  • Benefits of exercising at school (Secondary only)
  • Explaining the rules of dodgeball (Primary only)
  • How to do lateral raises and lunges (Secondary only)
  • How to throw a javelin (Primary only)
  • What to expect when you learn to swim (Primary only)
  • How to scoop the ball in hockey (Primary only)
  • Benefits of eggs (Primary and Secondary)
  • Why it’s important to have breakfast (Primary and Secondary)
  • Health benefits of oranges and broccoli (Primary and Secondary)
  • Advice about bullying (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Homophobic bullying (Secondary only)
  • Looking into the careers of a photographer and a hairdresser (Secondary only)
  • What is Autism? (Primary and Secondary)
  • Anxiety and how to overcome it (Primary only)
  • Using the right toothbrush (Primary only)
  • Eczema and what it is (Secondary only)
  • Crowns and what they are (Secondary only)
The National Autistic Society We’ve got another fantastic video from the National Autistic Society this month explaining exactly what autism is. We’re really excited at Anomaly to be continuing our work with the National Autistic Society and helping them to raise awareness and develop understanding of autism in schools. NAS Thumbnail     NAS Thumbnail Activate Camps: Hockey Over the summer, we teamed up with Activate Camps to produce various videos which can be used to promote active learning in your schools. This month, we’re highlighting the first of our Hockey series and showing an interactive sports lesson on how to scoop the ball. Keep your eyes peeled for further new sports content with Activate Camps! Activate Camps Mental Health: Anxiety As September is a time for big changes and new experiences, it can make some children feel anxious. To tackle this, we’ve made a video all about anxiety and tips to overcome it. This is the first of our brand new mental health series for primary age pupils, which aims to help children understand their feelings and encourage them to speak to an adult about their emotions. E-safety With e-safety a constant concern within schools and a popular topic choice to drop into playlists, we’re here to help with more engaging content explaining the dangers of sharing too much information on social media accounts. You can find other videos on e-safety and online gaming, emails and apps. In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see! If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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Using Anomaly screens to promote various subjects is always encouraged at Anomaly. The ability to push out any content with the click of a button makes this task very easy. In this blog post, we’re talking about the content we have related to mental health. With the exam period in full flow, it can be difficult to keep control of your mental health and keep a positive outlook on life. National Autistic Society national autistic society In addition to our content regarding mental health awareness, we will be pushing out content on behalf of the National Autistic Society. The content will show on our screens very soon. Chrystyna Chymera, Marketing Manager at the National Autistic Society said: “For autistic children, school can be the source of huge anxiety. The lights, the chatter, the hundreds of faces, the smells of the dining hall, the instructions – it can all be too much information. It’s vital that schools, pupils and parents all understand autism so that autistic children can get the best out of their education. We hope that by raising awareness of autism, the challenges it can present to autistic children and what The National Autistic Society does we will help more people to understand autism and make a huge difference to the lives of autistic children and their families.” We’re really excited at Anomaly to be working with the National Autistic Society and can’t wait help them raise awareness about autism – keep an eye out for content over the next few months! Five steps to mental wellbeing We’ve been producing content through the month of May which aims to help students, pupils and parents keep in charge of their mental health. With countless numbers of blog posts, make sure you keep up to date with content from Anomaly. We have created content based off of the five steps to mental wellbeing as demonstrated on the NHS website. The content is split into five parts: Connect – Anomaly encourages people to connect with others who make them happy. Whether it be your friends, family, colleague and neighbours. Be active – increasing your activity levels can be key to improving your mental wellbeing. The NHS have provided a whole section on their website which talks about reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. To read more about the content we will be pushing out, you can take a look to a full list of the top tips on the NHS website. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace or school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education and construction sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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It’s stress awareness week. As we wind down into the summer months, stress levels can be high. As schools have just started a new term, stress can be something very difficult to deal with. As well as exams just around the corner, it’s important to keep on top of stress and the effects it may have. In this blog post, we’re focusing on our top tips for reducing stress in schools. Understanding stress stress awareness week Understanding stress can be very beneficial to dealing with stress. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline, which rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus. Organise your working environment School and college can be stressful, but there are simple things you can do to manage and reduce your stress. Creating a positive working environment can help a lot. Whether you’re a teacher or a student, having a good working environment can be key to reducing stress levels. Create a regular schedule; know what you will be doing on each day and when you will be doing it. Having a positive working space can help you plan ahead. It can even be simple things like packing your bag the night before and knowing what you’re wearing in the morning can really help to reduce stress. Set aside time in your day to do assignments and other miscellaneous tasks. Once you have things planned, your stress levels will reduce dramatically. It’s also important to clear out any clutter from your revision space, desk or anywhere where you might be planning on doing any work. Just sitting in a cluttered room can create stress. Try to keep a tidy work space. Introduce Anomaly content into your school At Anomaly we have a vast content library for all of our schools to enjoy, ranging from various different topics including stress awareness. Below you’ll find some content that we regularly display on our screens to help pupils and teachers deal with stress and understand stress awareness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy7PXlKmSfY If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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