Dear Parents and Carers,
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
The sun was shining, clear blue skies stretched out as far as the eye could see – what a perfect afternoon for strolling across the fields for our wellbeing walk at the start of this week! Connecting with nature is proven to help keep us emotionally and physically healthy. We chatted, we ran, we laughed and we were able to spend time appreciating the beauty of our natural surroundings. Hector and James even found a fossil! Spending time with our loved ones is also a very special way of feeling better when we need an emotional boost. We are very thankful that some of our parents were able to join us for the walk, we even managed to prise Mrs Davy out of the office and into the fresh air.
Children’s Mental Health Week has focused on exploring the theme of “Let’s Connect.” We have asked the children to think about the connections in their lives and the importance this has for their wellbeing. In our classes we have looked at how important friendships are in helping to make us feel happy and secure. Older children have also explored characteristics of our friendships, including mutual respect even when someone is very different from ourselves. We have reminded each other that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming and do not make others feel lonely or excluded. Place2be.org.uk provides a wealth of resources for schools and families should you wish to explore any of these issues at home.