Wellbeing Update -20.01.23

Senior School
20 Jan 23

This week, our junior students had a break-out session on the importance of kindness and effective conflict resolution in friendships. Their maturity and engagement during the session impressed us greatly.

Our Sixth Form students delved into strategies for fostering motivation and overcoming procrastination during their wellbeing lessons. For our Upper Sixth students, we emphasised the significance of managing stress and prioritising self-care as they prepare for exams.

Our Third Form students enjoyed a rejuvenating yoga session, where they learned about the benefits of regular stretching for improved flexibility and injury prevention. I was particularly impressed with their ‘warrior pose’!

Our dedicated student wellbeing ambassadors have begun organising exciting activities for our upcoming Wellbeing Week, commencing on Monday 6th February, utilising the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ framework.

We also held our second TIDE (Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality) meeting of the academic year. As a team, we curated an extensive book list for our school library, featuring diverse topics such as sexuality, neurodiversity, gender, race and ethnicity, and disabilities, with the aim of providing educational opportunities for our students in these areas.

We have also initiated mental health first aid awareness training for our staff wellbeing ambassadors, with the goal of training a significant portion of our staff in the next two years, enabling them to identify early warning signs of mental ill-health and provide support.

Finally, we are thrilled to see so many parents and guardians have signed up for our Parent Wellbeing session this Saturday at 11.00am in the Baughan Theatre. We hope you will find the session informative and valuable.