YOU CAN SIT WITH ME is an inclusive and kindness campaign.
It is a simple wristband with a life changing message.
YOU CAN SIT WITH ME is an inclusive and kindness campaign. It is a simple wristband with a life changing message. YOU CAN SIT WITH ME is a highly visible wrist band worn by children in schools, sports clubs and community groups to show that they welcome anyone to sit with them and that they are inclusive.
Children are trained what to do and say if someone comes to sit with them by asking “Are you ok?” At no time does the child need to offer advice nor intervene in the problem rather offering a safe place to sit and referring them to a teacher if they feel they need help.
Proceeds from the sale of these bands go to;
It is simple, safe and changes lives.
YOU CAN SIT WITH ME will also strengthen communities with children of all grades and ages able to sit with different grades and ages fostering friendships across schools, sporting clubs and communities.
YOU CAN SIT WITH ME tells everybody in your schools, sports clubs and community groups, you welcome anyone to sit with you no matter what culture, religion, grade or age the person is.
WHO SET UP YOU CAN SIT WITH ME?
Founded in 2015 by Sophie Whitehouse-Sparks of TutorTime who has over 25 years teaching experience across the UK, Africa, Asia and Australia.
TutorTime specialises in Private Tutoring, Online-Tutoring, Special Needs Teaching, Entrance Exams and Individual Assessments.
Throughout Sophie Whitehouse-Sparks’s teaching career she has had the opportunity to work with children globally. Sophie Whitehouse-Sparks has worked with children in England, Ethiopia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia of varying ages, races, religions and educational needs. It was through her work that she become aware and deeply concerned about children suffering from non-inclusive behaviour, anxiety, depression and loneliness as a result of feeling isolated.
After researching these problems, Sophie Whitehouse-Sparks found the statistical evidence to support that what she was witnessing in the playgrounds, classrooms, sporting clubs and communities was very much becoming a worldwide epidemic.
Sophie Whitehouse-Sparks created the very simple message ‘YOU CAN SIT WITH ME’ in response to this problem and hopes by bringing community groups together, we can change children’s lives.