Our school values the uniqueness of each and every child. We understand that in the current busy, modern and fast paced world that we live in that children’s mental health and wellbeing must be nurtured. Over the past few years the school undertook some initiatives to ensure that the wellbeing needs of the children were being met.
Some of these initiatives included:
Growth Mindset Lessons – these were provided to the children by Sharon Fenelly.
Yoga – After School Yoga sessions were available for all children to participate in.
Mindfulness Meditation – Every Tuesday and Thursday all classes took part in meditation for 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Wednesday – Homework on Wednesdays is to engage in a simple family activity at home in order to promote healthy and happy families.
As the Schools have been closed due to Covid-19, Ms. Mc Guinness and Ms. Higgins worked together to organise a Virtual Programme of activities to promote Mental Health and Wellbeing. These planned activities took place during the week leading up to the Mid-Term Break. All the children in the school were informed that there would be activities spread out over the three days to promote:
1) Mindful Monday
2) Thankful Tuesday
3) Wellbeing Wednesday
To fundraise for Pieta House, the children were encouraged to send in videos of themselves doing the Jerusalema Dance. This has been put together by Ms. Higgins and turned out FABULOUS. You can enjoy watching it below.
Please remember that you can still donate to PIETA HOUSE by clicking the link below. Pieta House is a very worth charity that provides services to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.