Wellbeing Update – 03.02.23

Senior School
3 Feb 23

This week started with a breakout session for our Fifth Form students on mental health and stress management. Students learned about the benefits of stress and the importance of using it as a motivator, rather than suppressing it with distractions.

Meanwhile, Third Form students enjoyed a round of yoga, fostering connection and relaxation through this fun shared experience.

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors have put together a fantastic program for Wellbeing Week, which is based on the five ways to wellbeing (Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give). The whole School community is invited to participate in the various activities planned for the week, including opportunities for parents to get involved.

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 9th February, we will be welcoming Téa Braun, the Chief Executive of the Human Dignity Trust, to speak to our Fourth Form, Fifth Form, and Sixth Form students about the criminalisation of LGBTQ+ individuals globally, its impact, and strategies for change through legal means. This insightful presentation will highlight the power of law in shaping people’s lives and wellbeing.

At Sutton Valence School we are always looking for opportunities to develop our pastoral practice to ensure we enable the young people in our care to flourish in their social relationships. We are excited to be inviting Andrew Hampton, CEO of Girls on Board, to the School on the same day to work with some of our teachers, Lower Sixth students who have expressed an interest in becoming mentors and other local educators, to become champions of his approach.

By allowing girls, and the adults who support them, to understand the complexities and dynamics of girls’ friendships, his aim is to help girls navigate friendships for themselves and to solve any issues they may encounter. Watch this space for a full report on the event next week.