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School - when you don't want to go to school - easy read

school; refusal; truancy; homework; truant; fear;


Sometimes kids don't want to go to school.


They want to be home with mum or dad.
stay with mum     No friends
                                                      They have no friends at school.

They don't like the teacher.
teacher                      school work
                                             The work is too hard or too easy.



    Someone is
    being unkind.




There is a bully.
cheating at school
They did something wrong.

They didn't get into the team.
not picked for the team

feeling lonely
They've been away for a long time.

They feel sick.
feeling sick

What can you do if it's you?

Ask for help if you are having a problem.
school counsellor

Talk to the person you are having a problem with.

Tell your family.
tell mum or dad  
                                                                         Tell your teacher.

make friends

Try to make new friends.


Go to school. Often things are not so bad once you get there. Today could be a really great day, so don't miss out!


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We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.


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