Working on Wellbeing
This term our school is working towards achieving our third Changemaker Student Award, in association with the University of Northampton. The focus for our award is Wellbeing.
World Health Organisation defines wellbeing as “a state in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
Our vision for this project is to improve the wellbeing of our pupils and their families, by using a variety of different methods for this project to have a lasting effect.
These sessions will involve a wide range of activities, including: mindfulness techniques, art, exercise, cooking, enjoying the outdoors, and much more.
We had our first session on Tuesday 8th May and we had a great turn out of 14 pupils and 7 family members. The session was spent doing a mindfulness breathing activity, baking some cupcakes together and doing some mindfulness colouring.
For the second session on 15th May, the group headed out into the sunshine and did a fitness circuit with Miss Roy. www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ states that "Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems."
There are three more sessions left in our wellbeing project which will involve three other activities to help improve wellbeing.
Our aim as a school is to continue this project next academic year, so if you would like to be involved, please contact the school office.