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Curse of the Nomed

Curse of the Nomed

By : Partnership for Children   May 21, 2018

Moving from primary to secondary school can be a difficult time. That’s why we were delighted to be involved in an exciting adventure story book Curse of the Nomed, created by our former corporate partner Wesleyan.

Set on the first day of secondary school, Stef, Nora and Jacob are nervous about being on time and making friends but they didn’t expect to have to worry about an Egyptian curse! Curse of the Nomed is a great adventure story and also a brilliant starting point for conversations with children around their anxieties about moving schools.

The book was based on original ideas from year 8 pupils at Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham, who knew exactly how it felt to start secondary school. These ideas were crafted into a novel by author B B Taylor and Illustrator Holly Bushnell.  

All profits from the book came to us at Partnership for Children to support our work, promoting positive mental health for children in the UK and around the world.
In total, 5000 books were distributed to schools around the country to support pupils with transitioning to secondary school.

Although the book is no longer available to buy, you can download free activities for parents and teachers to help children cope with the transition to big school.