After our successful Well-Being Day last year, we hosted another Well-Being Day on Friday 15th February.
During the day pupils participated in a wide range of stimulating, fun and relaxing activities that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive thinking. Activities included yoga, mindfulness art and crafts, making healthy snacks, building self-esteem workshops and visualization exercises. The nursery children planted seeds of kindness (sunflowers).
We decided to build the theme of kindness into our day. Research tells us that being kind to others helps to promote our own self-esteem and well-being.
We also invited parents and carers to join us in the school hall for some further well-being fun at the end of the day. We had stalls and activities for parents and children to participate in and drinks and healthy snacks were available. The event was very well attended and we appreciate all the support we receive from our parents.
All the staff and children got involved and really enjoyed the activities. One pupil said the best part of the day was learning about unkind words using toothpaste. The children had to squeeze the toothpaste into a bowl. They were then told that the toothpaste represented unkind words. They then had to try and get all the toothpaste back into the tube. The children realised that it was not possible. They learnt that once those unkind words have come out, you can’t take them back, no matter how sorry you are.
The day was a great success and there was a real positive atmosphere around the school.
The well-being day will now be an annual event and be part of the school calendar.