Theme: Growing Together
Etone College are recognising Children’s Mental Health Week which takes place from 7-13 February. During the week we will we learning about our mental wellbeing in Learning for Life lessons and through our subjects.
Each subject will be promoting this theme in different ways. Pupils will:
ICT –find out how screen time can affect mental health but also how to use apps in a positive way to benefit health and wellbeing.
PE – find out about the benefits of fitness and how it links to wellbeing.
English – discuss their emotions – both positive and negative (emotions tree) and complete the kindness in a jar activity.
Food – learn how healthy eating supports wellbeing and what helps our wellbeing. They can come to after school food club to make Valentine biscuits – gift them to family or friends to make them feel happy (give to others).
Music – sing a song that makes you feel happy (hairbrush microphone optional!) and reflect on how singing brings people happiness and improves their wellbeing.
MFL – the benefits of learning a new language (learning a new skill) and a taster session in a new language.
Geography – connect with others through lesson activities about people .
Science – discover the importance of sleep and the benefits to our wellbeing.
Art – learn about how art can benefit wellbeing and complete a mindfulness project.
History – learn about role models in History, their dreams, their struggles and how they showed resilience to overcome them.
Maths – have fun by completing maths puzzles in lessons – puzzles are a great way of relaxing whilst using your problem solving skills.
Learning for Life – learning about your mental health and about Children’s Mental Health Week.
At home, remember our 5 top tips for mental wellbeing so:
- Try to connect with others
- Keep physically active
- Try a new hobby or interest
- Focus on the present
- Give to others
Don’t Forget: Thursday 8th February – drop into the Sixth Form after school for “Time to Talk” Day. Have a drink and a chat and take part in the activities that staff are providing to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day.