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Mental Health and Wellbeing Week - Connections

This week has been Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, where the children have really focused on their mental health and wellbeing by using their superpowers such as kindness, patience, courage and teamwork to identify how they connect with others and how ‘connecting’ helps us in our lives. The children have participated in a range of activities to develop strategies to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
Year 2 worked with our very own John Gilbert to look at confidence and courage and how to be proud of themselves.
Year 3, 4 and 5 took part in online live workshops focusing on specific areas of mental health and wellbeing.

Other activities for the week included: using ‘The Invisible String’ by Patrice Karst as a focus for English; an art activity where the children created personalised paperchains that display how they feel connected; and a flashmob dance where the whole school connected together through dance.

Please see below a video of our whole school connected through dance and paperchains! 

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Finally, Friday marked the end of term and the end of Mental Health and Wellbeing Week – what better way to end it with asking children to dress to express. They certainly didn’t fail to express and impress with children wearing outfits that reflect who they are. It was lovely to see so many children having the confidence to wear what they felt comfortable in and shows what a brilliantly diverse yet connected community we are at Hazelwood.