Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown

Whilst schools closed due to Coronavirus, children all over the country were asked to stay at home. This means that thousands of children were not been able to see some other members of their family, their friends, teachers and other children who they would normally play with.

This may have made children feel different...

The Home School Workbook along with the video of Basil Bursh reading SADSVILLE may help children to understand how they are feeling now and in the future and what they can do to help themselves. 

Home Schooling Video & Workbook

We have created the Basil Brush video and the accompanying Home Schooling Workbook to provide resources which children can use at school or at home. The video is available on YouTube, but also on Vimeo where it can be viewed, downloaded or embedded and the codes are below.

To Play the Video:


To Download the Video:


To Embed 

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A fun and educational workbook to use in conjunction with the video of Basil Brush reading SADSVILLE.

Teacher's Resources for Use in School

Below, you will find a variety of resources for use in schools when things are back to normal. These include a Lesson Plan and suggested Assembly.

Below, Martin explains more.

Free Resources to Download

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Sadsville Teaching Version

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Lesson Plan Worksheets

Feedback Questionnaire for Teachers

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PRE Sadsville Questionnaire for Teachers

Lesson or Assembly Plan

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Parent's Guide

Template Letter

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PRE Sadsville Questionnaire for Children

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Lesson or Assembly Presentation

Feedback Questionnaire For Children

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Measuring the Impact of Sadsville

To complete a short on-line questionnaire about your schools mental health teaching and children's perception of NSPCC and Childline BEFORE ' Sadsville' is introduced, click here :

To access a short on-line questionnaire for children to complete BEFORE 'Sadsville' is introduced, please click here:

We'd love your feedback!

To complete a short on-line questionnaire about how Sadsville was introduced in your school, please click here:

To access a short on-line questionnaire for children to complete about Sadsville, please click here:

©2019 by Martin Roberts Foundation.