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The Price of Poverty: Improving the Wellbeing of Pupils from Low Income and Disadvantage Families

Children in Wales is working on a new project supported by the Welsh Government, called the Price of Poverty.   Phase 1 of the project is to develop a series of guides for schools on the impact that poverty has on the day to day experiences of school, for pupils from low income or disadvantaged families.  Poverty impacts on every aspect of the school day, from having the right uniform, travelling to school, food, learning and extra-curricular school activities.

The Guides will highlight particular areas of school life that have a negative impact on pupils from low income or disadvantaged families and how schools might address these issues.  Topics will include:

  • Understanding the causes and key drivers of poverty
  • Food and hunger
  • School Uniform
  • Equipment and resources
  • Homework, home learning and extra-curricular activities

This initiative is part of the Welsh Government’s drive towards a ‘whole school’ approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of pupils in Wales.  If you would like to know more about the project or to get involved with this work please contact Cheryl Martin (Development Officer) for more information at Cheryl.martin@chidreninwales.org.uk or on 02920 342434

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