Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Mental Health and Wellbieng

This week, 1st February to 8th February, is Children’s Mental Health week run by the charity Place2Be to focus on the importance of children’s mental health.  The theme this year is Express Yourself.

When children are able to find creative ways to share their feelings, thoughts or ideas it can help them feel good about themselves and who they are. Children can do this through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that they enjoy. It’s really important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

Given that the past year will have left many of us feeling out of control and helpless, supporting children and young people to express themselves is arguably more important than ever.

Here are a few simple ways you can encourage your child to express themselves this week.  We will also post this onto Google Classroom.  It would be lovely to see some of your child’s activities.

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Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.