Today in class, we celebrated World Mental Health Day by discussing what helps us feel better when we begin to feel a bit unhappy or ‘out of sorts’.
We thought about how important it is to remember to look after ourselves and our well-being and thought about ways to do this. It was wonderful to share in some of the children’s ideas and to share in some funny stories and anecdotes, as well as some very heart-warming ones.
We spent some time this afternoon exploring Mindfulness, breathing exercises and ‘Bubble Mindfulness’. We also thought about emotions and I reminded the children that no emotion is a negative or ‘bad’ emotion, just that we have to think about how we react and cope with them.
The children were all very enthusiastic and it was a very calm and enjoyable session that finished in some therapeutic colouring whilst reading our whole class novel.
Thank you for taking part children, and being so open to considering how important it is to think about ‘you’. 🙂
Remember: it’s important to share and talk to people if you ever feel upset, worried, concerned or simply aren’t sure how you feel or why – as KS from Kidsafe would say, if you have yucky feelings, talk to a trusted grown up.
Well done 5JS.
Miss Sanderson 🙂