Since September, the school councillors have been working hard with the children in their classes, to decide upon a focus to improve our school.
Wellbeing soon became that focus. Something that we can promote throughout school, home and in the wider community.
So in January we had some training from Beth, who is part of the school health team. She introduced us to the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’.
Take notice of the world around you as well as your thoughts and feelings. Some people call this awareness mindfulness.
We introduced the ‘5 ways’ to the whole school through a dedicated assembly. Highlighting the fact that we all have mental health and we need to look after it, like we look after our physical health.
Often we engage the ‘5 ways’ without even thinking about them. For example, if you play a sport like football, you are being active, connecting and perhaps learning new skills.
Think how you could use the ‘5 ways’ to help your wellbeing.
Checkout or school twitter and Instagram accounts for updates on how we are using and promoting the ‘5 ways’ in school.