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The Big School Bell

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Congratulations!  You’re nearing the end of another year of school in pandemic.  Do you feel ready to move up a year?  Have a go at our Moving-On Up Guides which you can download for free.

On your last day of this school year, listen to Carol Vorderman’s special message by clicking play.

Free downloadable resources

Click on your year to download a free Moving-On Guide.  You can fill it in, or just read it, maybe discuss it with family and friends and then keep it as a memory of these unusual school times.

In order to move joyfully into new stages of life, rather than fearfully, kids need to know that they are part of a great big community who care about and honour their growth and unfolding. The Big School Bell project is an act of community parenting for all our children; may it be the start of many more.
World-renowned child psychologist and author

Why are we doing this?

The pandemic has meant that many of your school traditions like outings, leavers’ assemblies, shirt signing etc. couldn’t happen.  We know that lots of you are disappointed not to be able to say goodbye and celebrate what you’ve accomplished. We want to honour your achievements as you get ready to step into the next stage of your lives.

Parenting through difficult times

Live online short-course for parents of school-aged children, helping you to do your best parenting in this time of pandemic, guided by best-selling author Kim McCabe.

Our mission

Rites for Girls trains women to offer circle-based mentorship to girls so they can thrive on their journey to womanhood.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:  We’d like to thank for their invaluable and generous support: Mystery Celebrity, Steve Biddulph, Hayley Wigg, Lisa Millard at Rather Nice Design, Juno Phitidis, Michael Hoelters and Cara McCabe for the brilliant idea! Kim McCabe, Karen Abi-Karam, Steph Rainford, Jessica Shaw, Lisa James and many other Rites for Girls Facilitators.