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PDMU stands for Personal Development and Mutual Understanding. It is part of the curriculum which encourages children to develop personally, emotionally and socially. It also helps them understand how to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives and to become confident, independent and responsible citizens. 

Discuss: What is resilience?

Resilience is the ability to cope when things go wrong.

Resilience can also be described as:

  • Bouncing back after difficult times
  • Dealing with challenges and still holding your head up
  • Giving things a go or trying your best
  • Being strong on the inside
  • Being able to cope with what life throws at you and shrug it off
  • Standing up for yourself
  • Getting back into shape after you have been bent or stretched

Introduction for Kids! What Is Resilience and The 'Daily Five'?

Kids...start here! This is your very own introduction video to resilience and how this can help you at home with your family.

I Am Strong

Sarah takes us to the top of a mountain for today's Daily Five resilience training. Sarah is a Primary School Teacher in Nothern Ireland, and has developed a series of videos to develop resilience skills in children. Feel free to do the other exercises in the series, and repeat as often as you wish!

Do: Create your own courage mountain!

In each area of the mountain that you are standing on, make a list of things you've done that you are proud of, or that make you feel strong. Stick this up on your bedroom door or above your bed - where you will see it everyday. Use it to remind you that although things are a little weird, you are strong, and you've got this.