Tuesday 10th October marked World Mental Health Day. The official theme for this year's event was 'Mental health is a universal human right'. We attended assembly this morning where we spoke about what our mental health is and how we can look after it. Miss Howard wrote us a song, which we all learned along with actions. We wore yellow to raise awareness.
We had a fantastic day at The Good Shepherd's beach. The beach day was organized to promote children's wellbeing and to provide them with the opportunity to participate in activities together. Activities throughout the day included:
Our Department for Wellbeing took the lead on planning 'Mental Health Awareness Week'. Each day, we had a different activity linked to making us more aware of our mental health and promoting strategies which improve our mental health.
Now Press Play is used to enrich our learning in many areas of PSHRE.
Children in Year 6 were treated to an all-day mental health workshop run by the mental health charity, MIND in preparation for their transition to secondary school. They completed activities based around three main themes: 5 Ways to well-being; Coping with Change; and Mindfulness.
Year 6 children were treated to a TfL workshop where they learned about how to keep safe when using public transport, particularly in preparation for secondary school. They also learned what they can do if they ever feel unsafe or if someone else is in danger while using public transport.
Years 5 and 6 took part in an assembly led by paediatrics doctors working with 'Connecting Care for Children' at St Mary's Hospital. Connecting Care for Children is a scheme set up by a group of consultant paediatricians, local GPs and other healthcare professionals to improve healthcare for children and young people in the local area. Children learned about the importance of having a healthy diet.
For Children's Mental Health Week, Racha spoke to us in assembly about this year's theme 'Let's Connect'.
Each year group took part in a variety of activities linked to this year's theme theme 'Let's Connect'.
Pupils from nursery to Year 6 took part in the A-life Healthy workshop. They had a hands-on experience, allowing them to delve in and explore the various activities based on healthy lifestyles. Pupils engaged in variety of different activities set up around the hall in stations.
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