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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Form crudite animals, to our own gratitude board, girls from our Junior School up to our Senior School took time out to reflect on their own mental health as part of this important week.

Throughout this week, students in our Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form have had access to a full programme of activities, workshops and talks focused on practising and exploring different techniques for supporting mental health.

Students in our Junior School had more lessons outdoors to appreciate nature and the world around them, and worked on artwork that is also linked to nature, taking inspiration from famous artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Monet, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe - to name a few. Students in our Senior School and Sixth Form, enjoyed many opportunities from mindful colouring, painting, balloon modelling and pom-pom-making to an emoji photo challenge,  a school Gratitude Board, daily wellbeing Word Clouds, quizzes and wellbeing bingo, and dedicated tutor-time. Boarders enjoyed yoga and stress ball making and a trip to the botanic gardens on Sunday.

In addition to all these activities, students and staff all took part in a wellbeing survey, to inform the school’s ongoing approach to this vital topic, as part of its exceptional pastoral provision.

View a gallery of images from the day here.