We marked Mental Health Week throughout the school this May. We took part in special assemblies, talked about the fact that it's OK to feel a bit rubbish sometimes and the things we can do to improve our mood, and the importance of talking about our mental health. We also used the fantastic book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse to inspire us to craft our own positive messages and artwork.
As part of the week, every class visited Fairlands Park. We built dens, created art from nature, hugged trees, carried out surveys and went on the hunt for different mini-beasts, plants, leaves, trees and animals. It was lovely to get out into our environment and gave us plenty of opportunities to talk about what we can do to relax, deal with life’s stresses and look after our own mental health.