Peterborough pupils celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week
Welbourne Primary Academy marked this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week with a range of activities for pupils to enjoy at home and at school, all while spreading a very valuable message.
Throughout last week, pupils at the academy in Werrington, Peterborough, created artwork, wrote poems, discussed mental health strategies, and even had a go at yoga in PE.
The academy also set up ‘Walter the Worry Eater’ – a confidential service where pupils can direct questions, feelings and worries to a member of staff.
This year’s theme was Express Yourself and pupils were encouraged to share a picture which reflects them expressing themselves. In the new half term, these pictures will be used for a display in school.
Headteacher Mrs Claire Everton said: “We all know how important children’s mental health is, particularly at the moment with the amount of time pupils are spending away from their usual school environment.
“At Welbourne, we want our pupils to feel safe and valued so we provide a variety of activities to give them the emotional support they need.”