On Friday 18th June all new S4 pupils spent the entire day focusing on “Mental Health”. The focus of the day was to create awareness and provide pupils with self regulation strategies to improve their well-being through the ‘5 Ways to Well-Being’.
Pupils participated in variety of activities from orienteering, speed dating and tai chi – all with the aim of improving their social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.
Prizes were awarded to pupils that enthusiastically participated throughout the day and those that won the inter-house quiz in the final two periods. Well done to Atholl for winning prizes for their entire class!
As a school we are very proud of the work our staff and pupils undertake regarding the promotion and modelling of positive mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to announce that the following S5 pupils have been appointed as our newest mental health ambassadors after a successful application and interview process.
Our mental health ambassadors for school session 2021-22 are: Jenna Woods, Ellie Dickson, Niamh Miller, Laiba Khan, Louise Day, Skye Wilkinson, Niav Douglas, Rebecca McLeod, Julia Wypych, Iona Eldhose, Caleb Monaghan, Casey Rodger, and Lee Kane. Congratulations everyone and our ambassadors will now commence two days of training before working with younger pupils next session.
The school are delighted to recognise the fantastic achievement of S1 pupil Anna Bondar who is a talented athlete who specialises in the shot put. Not only did Anna recently achieve a personal best in the event she is now the proud title holder of top distance thrown in Scotland in her age category. This is a fantastic achievement and all at the school want to wish her the very best for her future with his event. Well done Anna!
On Thursday 29th April a group of luck S3 pupils received an induction into the school’s brand new fitness suite. The S5 PE Life Skills class led the induction which offered them an opportunity to enhance their inter-personal skills whilst ensuring that the S3 pupils will remain safe whilst using this fantastic resource.
Applications are now open to current S5 pupils to be a Mental Health Ambassador. A form can be collected from Miss Lyttle and should be returned by Monday 10th May. See the video below for a bit more info on what is involved….
Congratulations to the following pupils: Ariana Necula, Milly Holmes, Katie Weir, Ellen Mwamba, Chase Dymond, Megan Johnson, Kelsie Nesbit, Evie Watson, Lucy Hamilton, Kori Kane, Rokas Matuzas, Kiera Richards, Kelsie Williams, Jamie-Lynn Stevenson, Aiman Khan, Andrea Ilie, Bekki McCahon, who have all been selected for the Braidhurst School of Netball. Pupils are timetabled for two double periods of netball practice in the P.E department and will soon be competing in their first games. Well done to the successful candidates.