The theme for Children’s Mental Health week was 'Let's Connect', so Mrs Waite (Head of Additional Learning) introduced a paperchain activity to show just that.
Everyone in school, (both staff and children), was invited to represent themselves on a piece of paper which was then linked to someone else. Children were encouraged to try and make links with those they wouldn't normally e.g. at playtime, or around school.
During Children's Mental Health week there was a variety of activities at lunchtime to encourage and promote connection between children, including across year groups. We also talked about the many ways we 'connect' with people in our community and beyond, including non-verbally!
“Now the display is up, I hope as people move through the corridor they take time to notice who is represented and how they are a key part of, and connected to, our school community.” Mrs Waite