We know that screen time and working alone is not always conducive to good mental health, and it is really important to give opportunities to children and families to take time out, and enjoy different learning activities which might help with developing mindfulness, relaxation or talking time, all of which are good for our mental health, particularly during lockdown. ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ means that your child will have an afternoon every week away from more formal remote learning, to enjoy various activities which we have drawn together. We have created a sheet of 100 wellbeing suggestions which will help with developing some time away from the screen, and help show the importance of time out and enjoying other activities. They might be tasks your children would like to do together or alone, or they might like to do something else entirely. Whatever you choose to do in the afternoon on a Wednesday should be aimed at improving wellbeing, and I know our teachers will enjoy seeing and discussing what the children have been up to when they meet on Thursday. Those children attending school will also undertake wellbeing activities too on Wednesday afternoons.
Below are the ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ 100 suggestions we have drawn together for improving mental health together. We are excited about seeing some of the activities your children choose. You can choose to share anything you do on your child’s Class Notebook pages (or Tapestry for FS pupils), email in any pictures to the school admin email address, or even share on Facebook.