The wellbeing of children is being given more attention in schools nowadays, as exam pressures increase and social media places further pressure on young people.
We recently delivered a workshop for parents here at St. Dominic’s giving them ideas on how they could support their child’s wellbeing – and on Monday 25th June, the school held a wellbeing day for years 5-12.
All students were off timetable for the day and got involved with a variety of activities aimed at helping them think about the importance of being in the right frame of mind for learning.
They created a gratitude heart and happy playlist, as well as creating a happiness thermometer, to help manage their wellbeing, took part in a mindful meal session where pupils learnt which foods help with mental health, along with a mindful art session – art in response to music then finger painting.
We had a representative from the company Relax Kids in the afternoon who ran activities that looked at how to manage stress, positivity and relaxation. She also ran a staff training session after school; exercise for mental health and a mindful walk took place.