To mark Mental Health Week at Lambrook, we have had a focus on how to maintain positive mental health, whilst also promoting what to do if things are not going as well as they could be. Pupils have been participating in a number of activities as well as identifying areas that might cause stress in their life and how they can manage this themselves through exercise, sleep, healthy eating and talking to a trusted adult. We have also been treated to some delicious foods at lunchtimes, which help promote good health, both physically and mentally.
Wednesday’s assembly by 6RP was outstanding; it looked at how our minds and bodies are connected and how we therefore we need to look after ourselves by considering our diet, how much we exercise, getting enough sleep and how much time we spend on social media. It was also a good reminder that we can’t always see when people are feeling sad or down as it isn’t always obvious, and therefore we must make sure that we are kind to each other and look out for one another. Some children booked into a Yoga session, and this was a fantastic chance for them to take time out from the hustle and bustle of school life.
Years 3 to 6 have also gained a new member to their class; each Form has now got a ‘Worry Monster’ which provides the opportunity for children to write their worries down and have them ‘eaten up’. These have been warmly welcomed into lessons with the naming of these monsters being the hot topic!
Across the school, conversations have also been had about the benefits of lowering screen time. We have been encouraging children to look at the time that they spend watching or playing on a screen; alternative activities have been discussed such as card games with friends, playing outside or spending time with parents or siblings. By doing this, we help to build relationships and strengthen the sense of belonging and community, thus helping to maintain positive mental health.
It has been a wonderful week here at Lambrook with children and teachers alike all talking about mental health. If you would like more information, we have been using a number of useful resources this week:Back to all news