Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

Posted on: 25/05/2021

It was wonderful to see the Nower Hill community coming together to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week in a positive way. A range of activities across the week embraced this years theme of ‘Connect with Nature’, during lessons and extra curricular clubs.

During our Personal Development session in registration, students looked at the benefits of connecting with nature and how it can have a positive impact on our Mental Health. Our popular Weekly Quiz, had some questions related to the awareness week. During the day we had a range of pop up messages at the start of lessons, giving students the opportunity to discuss a range of issues.

We will be launching our annual Sunflower Competition after the half term, where each form will be given a seed to grow. This year, we will also be giving students the opportunity to take their own seed home. It is so satisfying to watch nature emerge and develop into something beautiful. 

In Inclusion, students discussed the importance of our Mental Health and Wellbeing during lunchtime clubs. The Geography Department announced the winner of their Blossom Watch competition. In KS3 Computer Studies lessons, students looked at the importance of our Digital Wellbeing and the importance of managing screen time. During the previous week, our students took part in the road run in their PE lessons, highlighting the importance of keeping physically fit and active. We had a range of extra curricular activities on offer for students to take part in; learning a new skill has been demonstrated to be beneficial to our Wellbeing, and we continue to encourage all students to participate actively in clubs.

Our Year 7's were challenged to design a Wellbeing poster to appear in this term's edition of the Nower Hill News. A big well done to all our Year 7s who took part! We were so impressed by all their creative designs, that we couldn’t choose just one. Please see attached some of their fantastic designs.

These are some of the activities that the students enjoyed over the course of the week. Mental Health is such an important agenda and this is reflected in our Nower Hill community. We look forward to building on this successful week throughout the year and continuing to nurture and maintain our mental health and wellbeing across the school.

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