Last week was Wellbeing Week when the whole school community focused on their wellbeing. Each day had a different focus so with some top tips for managing wellbeing:
Monday – pupils were encouraged to take up a new hobby or skill and try out one of our extra-curricular clubs (insert link to video) – click on the link to find out what is on offer.
Tuesday – we focused on the importance of connecting with others and were delighted to see the biggest turn out yet at our after school wellbeing drop in. It was lovely to see staff come together for a Time to Talk event to share a cup of tea and a drink after a busy day.
Wednesday – was all about trying to be mindful and stay in the present.
Thursday – this was the day when we focused on Giving to Others. It was lovely to see pupils and staff carrying out random acts of kindness during the day.
Friday – we taught pupils about the link between physical activity and mental wellbeing. Year 7 and 8 pupils were the first year groups to have a go at Just Dance at break in the Hall – this proved to be popular so more sessions to follow!
As part of our Wellbeing Week, we were delighted to welcome Loudmouth Theatre group to work with our Year 7 pupils. They watched a production and took part in workshops where they showed a really good awareness of the signs of poor mental health and came up with some great advice for people to look after their wellbeing. Follow the link to find out more.
Next month we will be recognising Stress Awareness and each month we focus on a different whole school event. To find out more, click on our mental wellbeing calendar.