‘Awe­some’ new book de­liv­ered to Ar­gyll pupils

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Copies of Di­ary of a Bril­liant Kid: Top Se­cret Guide to Awe­some­ness have been de­liv­ered to schools in Ar­gyll.

Schools re­ceiv­ing the books in­clude Oban High School, Tiree and Tober­mory High Schools, Camp­bel­town Gram­mar School, Is­lay and Lochgilp­head High Schools and Tar­bert Academy.

Based on the science of pos­i­tive psy­chol­ogy, Di­ary of a Bril­liant Kid is an in­ter­ac­tive col­lec­tion of science, sto­ries, the­o­ries, top tips, quotes – and oc­ca­sional may­hem.

Co-writ­ten by Gavin Oat­tes, Dr Andy Cope and Will Hussey, the book is pack­aged so that chil­dren can learn to take charge of their own well-be­ing and in­cludes pages al­low­ing ‘tweenagers’ to add their own in­put and draw­ings.

Gavin Oat­tes, an award-win­ning co­me­dian who is man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Scot­land-based com­pany Tree of Knowl­edge and an in­ter­na­tional key­note speaker, said: ‘The book is all about pos­i­tive psy­chol­ogy for chil­dren, but it has the right bal­ance be­tween be­ing funny, cheeky and in­for­ma­tive with all the right mes­sages to help kids nav­i­gate life. I hope young­sters, their teach­ers and par­ents across Ar­gyll will en­joy it and ben­e­fit from it.’

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