Wellbeing Warriors are a group of P4-7 children led by Mrs Miller whose key aim is to promote better well being for all pupils in Newton Primary.
Our first focus was to learn and appreciate the importance of our physical health on our well being, in particular the many positive advantages of exercise. To roll out this positive message to the rest of the school we decided to sign the school up to Joe Wick’s “Big Move Challenge” with Children in Need in November.
Our Wellbeing Warriors had prepared all classes by asking them to try out some of Joe’s five or ten minute workouts throughout the week beginning 11th November. On Friday 15th November the whole school took part in a “Big Move” workout in the gym hall along with many schools in the UK. A super time was had by all as well as raising money for Children in Need.
Our next focus was learning and understanding about the importance our mental health has on our well being. As part of this learning we learned about “Children’s Mental Health Week” which had a theme this year on “Finding Your Brave”. The Warriors were given a home learning task to reflect on what they had done in the past which was brave for them (e.g. join a new club, put their hand up to answer in class, try something new which they weren’t confident doing) .
We shared these brave moments in our next lesson then planned how to promote “Children’s Mental Health Week” in school by making posters and supplying all teachers with information about how the children in their class could celebrate finding their brave during that week (3/2-9/2/2020).
Most recently our Wellbeing Warriors have been learning about the impact prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping can have on well being. To tackle these issues and help promote diversity within our school we have been in the planning stages of investigating how diverse our school community is and discussing fun ideas of how we could celebrate our diversity. Watch this space…
I have been most impressed with the mature and responsible attitude and approach the Wellbeing Warriors have had to all their leading and learning lessons and challenges set. Well done Wellbeing Warriors!