Here's a list of our latest news stories.
Enjoy our new programme for children aged 4 to 11 - helping to balance academic & life learning
Click HERE to read about The Big Think, our latest Personal Development and Wellbeing programme for ages 4 to 11 with 88 Assembly and Lesson kits (44 for ages 4 to 7 and 44 for ages 7 to 11) - and take advantage of the "early bird offer" that gives you an extra term for FREE!
Read more about "Wellbeing Schools" and "Minding the Gap with The Big Think".
WINNERS of 2019 Stories on Values Competition
We are delighted to announce the winners of our annual Stories on Values competition, a stimulating opportunity for children to convey in their stories and artwork just how significant values are becoming for young, global citizens. Powerful and imaginative entries poured in from Bosnia-Herzegovina, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain and across the UK.
The Winner of the Stories category is Shaheer, aged 11 from Elmwood Junior School, Surrey, UK with "Always Be Kind" and the Runner Up is Toby, aged 9 from Sri Sathya Sai Spiritual Education, London, UK with "Kindness Is Golden". Congratulations also go to Sofia, aged 6 from Capel Manor Primary School, London, UK; Bhavish, aged 9 from Samsidh Mount Litera Zee School - HSR Branch, Bangalore, India; and Ambiya, aged 8 from Manor Junior School, Essex, UK for winning prizes in the Artwork section, as shown here.
We are most grateful to our Stories judges: Ed Mayo, Dr Paquita de Zulueta and James Minter, and to Galia Durant, the Pictures judge.
Click here to find out more about the winners of the Stories category and the 6 children whose entries were highly recommended, and the winners of the Pictures category of the competition.
To read the enjoyable winning entries and see the pictures, go to the STORY COMPETITION page.
Winners of our 2018 Stories on Values competition for Children
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Values Stories competition for children aged from 7 to 11. Powerful and imaginative stories poured in from America, Africa, India and the UK. Such was the quality of the entries, the judges had a real challenge but "a welcome problem" picking the best ones.
This year there are joint winners - Sherwin, aged 8, from Samsidh Mount Litera Zee School, Electronic City, in Bangalore, India with his "The Kind Boy Krish" and Laya, aged 10, from New Horizon Public School, also in Bangalore, with "The Power of Silence". A very close 3rd place went to Aarav aged 8 from the same school as Laya with "Silent Response".
This charming picture is by Viraj aged 10 from Samsidh Mount Litera Zee School, Vidyaranypura Branch, Bangalore, India.
Very many congratulations to Sherwin, Laya and Aarav and thank you to our judges Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Dr Jill Berry and Sonia Gill.
To read the excellent winning entries go to the STORY COMPETITION page.
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Michael Morpurgo - Patron of the Human Values Foundation - awarded a Knighthood
Our congratulations to Michael Morpurgo, Patron of the Human Values Foundation and author of over 100 stories for children, on being awarded a Knighthood in the New Year Honours list, for services to Literature and charity.
Winning entries - Stories on Values competition 2017
We were delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 competition - Giselle (from St Paul's C of E Primary School in London) for her story entitled Love Finds a Way. The runner up was Melanie (from The English School, Kuwait) with her story Global Awareness. Well done to all the children who sent in their imaginative and delightful work. The judges much enjoyed reading all the entries. We have compiled a booklet with the prize winners' pieces along with many more of the best contributions - to download it click here.
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Lisa Croke and Viv Grant - judges for Stories on Values competition 2017
It was with great pleasure that we announced that Lisa Croke, transformative Headteacher at The Hamble School and a member of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Council, and Viv Grant, Executive Coach and Director of Integrity Coaching, would be joining Professor Dame Alison Peacock on our panel of judges for the 2017 global Stories on Values competition for children aged from 7 to 11 years.
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Professor Dame Alison Peacock to chair panel of judges for this year's Values Stories competition
We were delighted to announce that Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, would be the Chair of the panel of judges for the 2017 exciting Stories on Values competition.
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claims.co.uk is passionate about supporting our work
A kind donation from claims.co.uk means 2 ambitious primary schools with over 600 pupils can have a copy of our EDUCATION IN HUMAN VALUES programme, which promotes the core building materials for human wellbeing, such as purpose, positive emotions, engagement, trust, health and quality relationships, thereby enabling the children to flourish, be happy and succeed.
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Children's Stories on Values Competition 2017
Following the great success of the inaugural 2016 Stories on Values competition, we were delighted to announce that the competition was to be held again to mark World Values Day 2017.
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Results of 2016 Stories on Values Competition
The results of the competition held to mark World Values Day 2016 were announced on 2 December 2016. Find out who the Prize Winners were, the panel of judges and read 40 of the best stories including the top eight entries.
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EHV at Waltham St Lawrence Primary School
This school has just been rated Outstanding by Ofsted! Our congratulations to the head teacher, Mrs Li-Juan Ellerton, and all the teachers, children, parents, governors and other members of the school community.
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Latest newsletters from the Human Values Foundation
Click on the pdf article links below to read our latest newsletters:
> HVF Newsletter 47 Dec 2019 - awareness of the link between Values & Wellbeing is growing
> HVF Newsletter 46 Jun 2019 with news about the launch of The Big Think
> HVF Newsletter 45 Nov 2018
> HVF Newsletter 44 Apr 2018
> HVF Newsletter 43 Nov 2017
> HVF Newsletter 42 Apr 2017
> HVF Newsletter 41 Dec 2016
> HVF Newsletter 40 with Competition Results
> HVF Newsletter 39 Apr 2016
> HVF Newsletter 38 Nov 2015
> HVF Newsletter 37 Apr 2015
> HVF Newsletter 36 Nov 2014
> HVF Newsletter 35 Apr 2014
> HVF Newsletter 34 Nov 2013