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Express Yourself

05 February 2021

In the Prep School this week, we have focused on positive well-being as it has been Children’s Mental Health Week.  The theme, which has been promoted by Place2Be, is Express Yourself.  The Duchess of Cambridge also published a message to children and parents to mark the start of this important week.

Children have been encouraged to find ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through creativity and we have seen many examples of art, drama, photography, videos and dance from the children.  Finding things they enjoy doing is really important.  They do not have to be experts to enjoy them.

The children have often begun each day with a question about themselves so their teachers are aware of how they are feeling.  You can see some of the ways they have expressed themselves below.

In Year 5, the girls have also looked at how children from around the world are spending their days at the moment.  They were invited to record a diary of their day for themselves and we have enjoyed seeing the activities undertaken to keep themselves busy and active.

Year 4 recorded things they are good at which helped give a positive feeling for the week and Year 3 girls were set some mindfulness activities in PSHE lessons.

Miss Dawes has also reminded the girls of the positive impact exercise can have on their well-being and she has shared the Birmingham 2022 challenge with them.  Birmingham has partnered with Team England to bring a collection of workout ideas from elite athletes.  These can add something fresh to current workout routines or just help families to stay active.  There are 22 sportspeople who will share a fun activity each for 22 days.  We hope to hear more about this as the weeks pass by.

We have encouraged the girls to find things they enjoy doing, to express their feelings and to believe in themselves.

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