7 – 13 February 2022

We are very proud to be supporting Children’s Mental Health week from 7th to 13th February 2022.

This is a really important week and one that we look forward to immensely.

Tutor groups will be carrying out activities in tutor time, with the theme of CMH Week being 'Growing Together'.

Mrs Seedall will be sending daily blogs to students' school email, to give them inspiration throughout the week and she, along with Mr O'Neill may have a surprise or two up their sleeves!

Mrs Seedall

Happy Friday!

Welcome for our final day of Children's Mental Health Week. Today we have attached a fantastic and inspirational story from Andy Lewis MBE. Andy is a World and Paralympic Champion, and is one of Team GB's most successful paratriathletes. he now uses his life experiences and adversities to mentor young people and became a Place2Be Champion in 2020. 



we have received some wonderful bubbles from tutor groups and a selection are being displayed in school. Well done and thank you to everyone!

Have a great day and wonderful half term break.

Mrs Seedall and Miss Warburton

Happy Thursday!

We hope you are well and enjoying our daily Growth Stories. 

Today, we would like you to listen to Mandip Gill, who you may recognise from Hollyoaks and Doctor Who. She is a great example of showing resilience to get to where you want to be in the end. She talks about loss, growth, friendship and positive mental attitude.

We thank all our tutor groups who have done a great job with our growth activity. We must mention Mr O'Neill's tutor group who were first to hand in their creations and what a wonderful effort they have put in, showing brilliant examples of growth through Maslow's Hierarchy!

We will be putting a selection on display very soon!!



Mandip Gill’s Growth Story - Children's Mental Health Week

Mandip Gill’s Growth Story. Mandip Gill is an actor, best known for her roles in Doctor Who and Hollyoaks. She has starred in Doctor Who since 2018, playing the role of the Thirteenth Doctor’s companion, Yasmin.



Have a wonderful day,

Miss Warburton and Mrs Seedall

Happy Wednesday!

Good morning, everyone!

Happy Wednesday! Please find below today's 'Growth Story' from the remarkable Jacob Anderson, to read out in tutor this morning.

I have also attached the information about Maslow's Hierarchy of need, just in case you would like to run through it again in your tutor group. Please keep those bubbles coming in. They will look great on our display, celebrating the week.

 For a child to be successful in school, they need to be well fed, sleeping well, feeling safe at home and have confidence in themselves. When these are achieved they can reach their full potential 'self actualisation'. Maslow created a pyramid to show this growth and you are going to fill in the speech bubbles, to show how you meet each need. They are:

 So, for example, to meet physiological need, you could write - 'Get 8 hours sleep a night' or 'Eat a well balanced diet', 'Drink plenty of water'... To meet Safety 'be aware of safe internet usage', be home when your parents/carers ask', 'always tell people at home where you are', Love/Belonging 'Enjoy healthy friendships', 'Be Kind', 'Have fun with others', 'Spend quality time with family', Esteem 'Working hard in school', 'celebrating small wins', 'participating in self care', 'celebrating individuality', 'enjoy being different', Self Actualisation 'Reach your full potential, 'be the best version of you', 'trying your best at all times'.



Jacob Anderson’s Growth Story - Children's Mental Health Week

Jacob Anderson’s Growth Story. Jacob Anderson is an actor and musician. He is known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, as well as his music which he performs under the alias Raleigh Ritchie.



Have a great day!

Kind Regards

Miss Warburton and Mrs Seedall

Wednesday Workout!

In support of Children's Mental Health Week there will be a press-up challenge taking place. Good luck to everyone taking part and we look forward to hearing more about it!

Happy Tuesday!

The following is a link to the Place2Be Growing Together song, which is really uplifting at the start of your day!



Growing Together

Place 2 Be Charity Single 2022



Today's Growth Story comes from YolanDa Brown, who never thought she wanted to be a musician until she started her career journey and grabbed the opportunity with both hands!



YolanDa Brown’s Growth Story - Children's Mental Health Week

YolanDa Brown’s Growth Story. YolanDa Brown is a saxophonist, composer and broadcaster, who you might recognise from her CBeebies show YolanDa’s Band Jam. YolanDa has written songs for Sesame Street and has performed across the globe.



Years 7, 8 and 9 - Keep your wonderful display bubbles coming. They will be displayed on the double notice board outside Room 5.

Have a great day, everyone, and look out for each other!