In February we will be recognising Children's Mental Health week within our PSHE lessons to include a homework task. The theme for this year is Find Your Brave and is all about coming out of your comfort zone and doing something new and courageous. This helps to build resilience and hopefully give a sense of pride and achievement when they have faced their fears.
The children will be asked to do something brave and then share this at school. This could include activities such as; dipping their face in the water at swimming, riding their bike without stabilisers, picking up a spider, sleeping without the light on etc.
Every child who does something brave will be rewarded with a bravery certificate and we will display any photos provided on our wellbeing board.
We will also be asking the staff to do something brave too!
World Mental Health Day
The 10th October is “World Mental Health Day”. The children wore yellow to raise funds for Young Minds. Young Minds is a charity that are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We raised a whopping £124!
We spent the whole week considering how mental health affects people locally, and globally. We had Collective Worship where we thought about what things made us feel happy or sad. We then thought of ways to positively impact on mental health and recorded these, which are now on display in the lobby. Did you have a go at completing the bingo cards which were emailed home?
Children took part in a “Relax Kids” workshop to equip them with skills to help manage any stresses or anxieties they may have. Mindfulness and yoga activities are a very good way to switch off and relax. Why don't you have a go at home?