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Introducing Petra The Proactive Puffin Wellbeing Wednesday – Wellbeing Flock – Week 11

November 7th 2021| Michael Mountford
November 7th 2021 |

Learn about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks with Petra the Proactive Puffin

Visit Petra’s Resource ‘Hub’ Now!

This week “The Mysterious Egg” is living on the cliffs of Iceland, where we are going to meet Petra the Proactive Puffin, who is this week’s Wellbeing bird.

During Week Eleven we will meet Petra the Proactive Puffin

“Learn about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks – in order to improve your confidence and wellbeing”


Don’t forget, just like our Superhero term of Wellbeing, all of our animations for this term will be totally free, available to view on YouTube and Vimeo.

This week our Mysterious Egg has found itselfon the cliffs of Iceland, where we are going to meet Petra the Proactive Puffin

Petra helps to teach our egg all about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks – in order to improve your confidence and wellbeing.

Find out more by watching our FREE animation below.


This week our amazing journal activity and task card are brilliant ways to further explore the idea of learning to step out of our comfort zones.

Our journal works to get the children thinking about the things they would like to do which might involve taking a risk.

Journal Activity – Available for Early Years, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2

Task Card

Task Card Activity – Available for Early Years, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2

Our task card is a brillaint resource to teach about understanding and recognising risk.

The children will think of various scenarios and what risks might be linked to this and whether it would be in their comfort, risk or panic zone.


E-Book – Available for Early Years/KS1 And KS2

In this week’s E-Book, we meet Petra the Proactive Puffin.

Petra’s E-Book helps to teach kids the importance of stepping out of comfort zones and understanding and taking measured risk.

There are two differentiated E-Books available; one for Early Years & KS1 and the other is written for both lower as well as upper KS2.

Teaching Guide

Teaching Guide – Available for Early Years, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2

Each week our fantastic teacher guides are here to lend a hand when planning out your lessons

They’re available for EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 as well as Upper KS2.

Each of these individual teacher guides will include:

  • What the children will learn
  • Vocabulary & Questions
  • The teaching and learning sequence
  • A brief overview
  • Resources needed, both for this week and the following week

Extra Activities

Know Thyself

Learning from an early age how to leave your comfort zone and test yourself is an important skill. The term “comfort zone” refers to a state of thought where we know we are in complete control of a given situation; we know what action will equal which result – therefore we are comforted by this.

In order to understand how to leave this state of comfort is to first know where we struggle, where we fear to fail.

Spending some time in the classroom, having discussions about what things scare us or what we struggle with.

Schoolwork, tests, dentist, homework, presentations, speaking to new people. Everyone will have their own struggles and fears.

Getting children to learn more about themselves will maybe help them learn how they can overcome these fears.

Introspectiveness in Film

Introspectiveness, that ability to study and understand our own inner thoughts, will help with this task considerably.

For children, a great way to illustrate this is through the use of films and tv shows.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a great film to lean on.

The entire story is based on a man who lives his dream life through his daydreams for he fears stepping out of his clean-cut, 9-5 life. By the end of the film, he learns that to step out of this comfort zone and embrace life and all of its weirdness that it throws our way is crucial for living his best life.

Another great example is superhero films. Superhero films are very prevalent today and with that comes the tried and tested scene where the new hero gets to discover the extent of their powersand will usually have to leave their comfort zone in order for this to happen.

With an absolute plethora to choose from, to truly show stepping out of comfort zones, there is one that stands out in my mind.

The First Flight scene from Man of Steel is only a couple of minutes long but I feel it illustrates the idea perfectly. Clark has just learnt about his true heritage and is trying to understand the true extent of his abilities. As he grew up on Earth, the notion that man can fly was impossible in his mind but he decided to commit anyway to testing his limits.

Additional Resources

Alongside all of these amazing resources, we also have some brand new, additional resources available which can be used to enhance your teaching even further!

Our stunning looking Display Focus provides you with the resources you need to make your well-being display the best it can be; including a wall display, character passports that are differentiated for EYFS/KS1 & Lower and Upper KS2, all of which relate to that week’s individual theme!

Along with all of these, there are large mindful colouring sheets featuring Petra and a set of differentiated quotes and statements all about comfort zones and taking risks.

Perfect for children to unleash their creativity!

Visit Petra’s Resource ‘Hub’ Now!

As we near the end of this seasons Wellbeing Scheme, all of us here just want to extend a big hand to everyone who has interacted with Teacher’s Pet this time round; whether its downloading our resources, sharing a photo on social media or watching our animations on our YouTube channel.

Next week we’ll be meeting a reliable member of the ‘Wellbeing Flock’ and her teachings on being a team player and being a reliable friend.

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