Minster pupils mark Children's Mental Health Week...
Activities were held across the week to mark this important event. It began with the school community sharing an assembly created and presented by the school's Ambassadors in Year 6. The theme was 'Growing Together' and highlighted the importance of emotional growth and development and how, at times, we face challenges that are essential for growth. The Ambassadors also focused on how supporting each other to grow is vital in our community. Here are some quotes from our Year 6 pupils:
'Growth is important because it helps us to improve and learn.' Max Steele, Bullying Ambassador.
'We don't just grow physically, we also grow mentally by learning about life.' Tommy Haytread, Deputy Prime Minister.
'The theme is important because when you grow you mature over time and you can become a better person.' Oscar Craig, Sports Ambassador.
Across the week, children participated in a range of activities including making use of the Place2Be resources which included Growth Stories. Pupils also made growing together and wellbeing walls in their classrooms and Year 1 were treated to a visit by Mrs Pleace's dog, Charlie and Mrs Cruickshank's puppy, Chip! The children were delighted and drew them pictures and read stories! The dogs certainly enjoyed all the attention and were very well behaved.
The week ended in a 'Dress To Express Day' and as the school gates opened on Friday morning, a wonderful array of outfits that highlighted aspects of individual personalities, were seen - football kits, favourite colours, Superheroes, tigers, bears and even a giant hotdog!
Pupils were taught about how being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something - it is about finding a way to show who you are.