The past year has been incredibly challenging and with so many adjusting to home schooling again, many children and families will be feeling the extra pressure. At this time, support for children’s mental health is more important than ever. As a school we want to ensure our whole school community is supported and that strategies and activities to help our children through this time are shared and available for those who need it..
This link gives families ideas on how to approach conversations with their children about Mental Health and there are child focused activities that can be done at home.
If you need any additional support at this time please remember, though we aren’t seeing some of you physically every day, we are always here if you need us and cannot wait to be back together as a school family when this period of change is over.
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at: