St Saviour’s Junior Church School in Larkhall has held its second annual Wellbeing Week following the huge success of last year’s inaugural week.
This year, nearby St Saviour’s Infant Church School joined in for many of the week’s activities, which were aimed at boosting mental health and showing children and staff ways to cut back on daily anxiety and stress.
Activities including pilates sessions for staff and pupils, special playtimes where parents joined children to let off steam by taking part in their award-winning creative play sessions and healthy eating workshops taking the place of normal lessons.
The week’s theme focused on building the mental wellbeing not only of children and staff but, for the first time, the wider community too. This included the children baking cakes for the elderly at Larkhall Springs Care Home and making a number of well-received visits to them during the week.
Head Joe Beament said, “We were really pleased with the success of last year’s Wellbeing Week and, in partnership with the Infant School, we wanted to spend another week thinking carefully about the physical and mental wellbeing of children, teachers, staff and everyone in our community.
“We used this week to have fun, learn new things and raise the profile of how important it is to look after yourself inside and out.”
Mr Beament explained that due to its success, the week would now become a regular annual fixture, adding that the highlight of the week was taking the school’s work out into the community.
“We are a dementia friendly school (through the Archie Project) and used our links with the local care home to organise afternoon tea with the children and the residents. The week was a great fun for everyone involved.”