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Mental Health Awareness Week

In the week beginning 10th May, we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

Every child and staff member will be given a green pin ribbon badge to wear. The green ribbon is the international symbol for mental health awareness. 

The theme for the week is ‘Connect with Nature’ and we will be experiencing, sharing and talking about nature.

An exciting week of activities is planned for pupils in each year group including daily mindfulness walks, growing and studying plants and creative writing challenges. We have arranged a live lesson with the WWF on penguins and polar bears as well as a live talk with STEM Learning on food and farming. Each form will be participating in a Mental Health and Wellbeing
workshop with Open View Education who specialise in theatre based workshops and online learning programmes for schools.

This is the 21st year of the Mental Health Foundation’s Awareness Week. The Chief Executive Mark Rowland said of the week “since the beginning of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature to help us get through lockdowns and our research shows that good mental health depends on us being able to connect with nature in some way and its power in both prevention of and recovery from poor mental health.”