This week Withymoor children and some of our lovely families are participating in Children’s Mental Health Week which takes place from 6 - 12 February 2023. For more information, please visit: Children's Mental Health Week
The week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be and aims to shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. Human beings are intrinsically connected to each other, and human connection is vital for the wellbeing and survival of all individuals. People with positive connections to family, friends and others often experience better mental health than those who are less well connected. Let’s Connect is all about forming positive connections with others. For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, Place2Be is encouraging children (and adults) to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.
At Withymoor, we have organised lots of activities for the children to do in class related to mental health and well being, and we have also arranged the following activities, aimed at helping children and adults 'connect' in a really positive way.
Music, dance, art and physical activity can all play a part in raising our spirits, feeling good about ourselves, and connecting with others.
Here are just some of the family activities we have planned this week:
Monday - the week kicks off with two assemblies to share the importance of connecting with friends and family;
then parents and carers of children in Reception class RE will be dancing in the hall, led by Miss Slater;
then in the afternoon, Year 5 are singing at our local Sainsburys store, raising money for Place2Be.
Tuesday - we have a safer internet assembly to raise awareness as part of Online Safety Day; then children from Reception RS will be dancing in the hall with parents and carers, again led by Miss Slater; Year 6 parents and carers will be joining children in class to complete some activities relating to Online Safety.
Wednesday - In the morning Year 2 parents will be joining in with creative activities with the children; Phase Trust are leading a workshop in the hall for Year 5 and Year 6 children, while Year 1 children will be joining parents and carers in some physical activities led by Mr Barnes, our Sports Coach.
Thursday - Year 4 children will be joined in class by parents and carers to enjoy some Art activities
Friday - Year 3 children will be joined by parents and carers to participate in some physical activities led by Mr Barnes. We will also have an assembly so that children can share with the whole school all the fun, connecting activities they have taken part in during the week.
Thank you to everyone for taking part!