As part of Children’s Mental Health Week (7th-13th February), Children from Years 4 and 5 took part in some activities linked to the Mental Health Week theme of ‘Growing Together’.
Firstly we enjoyed watching a virtual assembly which introduced ‘support balloons’ and ‘reaching for the stars’.
The children then designed their own ‘support balloons’ by considering the people in their lives that help them to grow. We discussed the importance of recognising the people we can turn to when we need ‘lifting up.’
They also created their star which set a goal they wanted to reach. They listened to S Club 7’s ‘Reach for the Stars’ for inspiration! The children set an emotional goal they would like to achieve or overcome then they thought about the ‘steps’ they would take to reach their goal. They wrote their ‘steps to success’ on the rungs of a ladder.
The children’s completed work will be used to create a bright, colourful display in school.