This week’s Junior and Senior assemblies topics were all about well-being and looking after your mental health. The Junior assembly led by Mr Teague and the Senior assembly led by Miss Higgin and Miss Dunlop talked about the importance of practising habits that can help you to stay on top of your mental health.
Pupils gave examples of things that make them happy in their day to day lives e.g. playing with friends, a good meal, going to school, their favourite physical activity and more. They also discussed things that can cause them stress or an upset, e.g. not understanding homework, family arguments, worrying when they know they have done something wrong etc. Teachers then used different coloured juice and an empty glass jar to demonstrate to pupils how these thoughts and feelings can take up space in their brain. If there are too many negative thoughts in your brain, there will not be enough space for happy thoughts. So it is important to find ways to release these negative thoughts to allow more room for positivity.
Pupils also learnt about some of the things they can do that will allow them to develop, learn and cope with stresses. These ‘8 ways to wellbeing’ were as follows: