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Mental Awareness Week

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we have been looking together at the evidence that demonstrates the powerful benefits of nature for our mental health. In line with this national theme, children and staff have looked at nature’s unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder. It turns out that it is not just being in nature but how we open ourselves up and interact with nature that counts. Even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and be effective in protecting our mental health, and preventing distress.

Each class have had a special time focusing on nature in the weekly mental wellbeing assembly, participating in activities outside.

Year 3 have been writing positive affirmations to themselves using natural objects, things like: You are you, You are enough, Love, Be happy.