Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, celebrated nationally and organised by the Mental Health Foundation.
This year’s theme was ‘Connect with Nature’ and we hosted a series of events throughout the week designed to encourage pupils to connect with nature more frequently and more mindfully and acknowledge how connecting with nature can have a positive effect on mental health.
Pupils enjoyed an Outdoor Cinema on Top Field during lunchtime, showing favourites like Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, lunch time dog walks, outdoor concerts from the year group ensembles, a charity bake sale on top terrace and nature-inspired tutor time activities such as making bird feeders.
Pupils were also given the opportunity to go and meet the school bees and learn more about beekeeping – this was a great experience for everyone!
Throughout the week pupils made the most of our beautiful school grounds and connected with nature by enjoying some of their lessons outside in the sunshine.
Click through the gallery above to see some photos of the successful week of activities.