To coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week, children and staff from Bromsgrove School and Bromsgrove School Winterfold enjoyed a variety of activities designed to help develop their wellbeing.
At the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools, the experiences ranged from meditation and yoga sessions, to creating calming glitter jars, exercising on the running track, enjoying classical music, guided meditations, making and giving friendship bracelets, culminating in a wellbeing concert.
Nursery pupils made their own healthy smoothies and participated in yoga sessions. Reception explored the outdoor environment using their senses. They joined hands around the enormous oak tree in the front field and sat on one of the branches, listening to the birdsong and enjoying the sunshine.
Boxercise sessions with Stressbox were held at the Senior School for the staff and pupils.
At Bromsgrove School Winterfold, following mindfulness and meditation activities during the week, the whole school STOPPED at 3.30pm. All of the children and staff in school did colouring activities during this time, with a selection of classical music tracks playing in the background, providing a calm atmosphere.
Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr Ross Mitchell said “We all lead such busy lives and it was really important to us as a School to mark the end of our activities for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with an opportunity to stop and breathe.”
The five suggested ways to improve wellbeing are: to connect more with family and friends, to be active, mindful, to keep learning and to give to others.