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Be Real Campaign launches Body Confidence Campaign Toolkit for Schools

The Be Real Campaign has launched the new Body Confidence Campaign Toolkit for Schools, designed to help educators develop a whole-school approach to body image anxiety. The Toolkit is available to all UK secondary schools to download for free at www.berealcampaign.co.uk/schools

The new Toolkit includes assembly ideas, teacher training tips and student campaign materials, and is suitable for educators with an interest in or a responsibility for PSHE, Health & Wellbeing or Personal Development & Mutual Understanding with students aged 11 to 16.

The Be Real Campaign will also reward schools that are committed to supporting and promoting body confidence with a Be Real Campaign school badge. Schools can use the badge on their stationery, website and other materials to share their achievement across the community.

These new resources are launched in light of new research on body confidence from the YMCA, a founding partner of the Be Real Campaign. Somebody Like Me surveyed 2,000 young people aged 11 to 16 and found that almost a third (30%) of 11 to 16 year-olds isolate themselves because of body image anxiety.

However, the charity also found that three quarters of young people (76%) who learnt about body confidence in school said it made them feel more positive about themselves.

The Be Real Campaign is a national movement of individuals, schools, businesses, charities and public bodies campaigning to change attitudes about body image, helping all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies.

Read more about the Toolkit and Be Real Campaign at www.berealcampaign.co.uk

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