Children's Mental Health Week 2021
Between 3rd - 5th February 2021, pupils at Orchard joined in with the Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week, following the theme of ‘Express Yourself’. Adapting resources for remote learning, pupils took part in a number of discussions and activities exploring ways to express ourselves in a healthy way.
To launch the week, we watched a virtual assembly, led by Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell, which delivered a positive message about the power of creative self-expression. Pupils were then encouraged to identify their feelings and find different ways to express themselves that were personal to them. We ended the week by reading the story ‘Beautiful Oops’ by Barney Saltzberg.