Below are four Powerpoint presentations designed to help you raise half a heart awareness with teachers, school staff and pupils. There is also a parent guide to help you use the presentations.

Presentations one and two have been created  to help parents explain their child’s heart condition and their needs in school to staff members. If you can present during a staff meeting, or to as many members of staff, that would be ideal.

Presentations three and four are assembly presentations aimed at a child’s peers. There is one for primary school and one for secondary school.

Parent guide to presentations

The following booklet gives you a slide by slide guide on how to use the staff and assembly presentations.

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1. Summing it Up primary school staff presentation

This presentation can be adapted to tell your child’s story. Add in or take away slides to create a personalised presentation that explains your child’s needs.

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2. Summing it Up secondary school staff presentation

This presentation can be adapted to tell your child’s story. Add in or take away slides to create a personalised presentation that explains your child’s needs.

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3. Summing it Up primary school assembly presentation

The assembly presentation is aimed at a child’s peers. This presentation should be made as personal to your child as possible. It is aimed at children, so a quick overview is going to be more engaging that anything in-depth.

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4. Summing it Up secondary school assembly presentation

The assembly presentation is aimed at a young person’s peers. This presentation should be made as personal to your child as possible. It is aimed at young people, so a quick overview is going to be more engaging that anything in-depth.

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