On Friday 8th February it was Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  At West Boldon Primary School we are aware that all of us staff and children lead busy lives.  All classes across the school took a little time out on Friday to take care of our bodies and minds, as Mrs Garr led Yoga sessions for everyone.

. Year 6 began the day with brain gym activities followed by an in depth conversation about why our metal health is important and what we can do to ensure we are healthy. Throughout the day we continued with our physical activity, which supports our mental well-being, by participating in yoga, the Daily Mile and further short whole year group dance activities. Every child designed a Happy Head Hero and has taken part in many mindfulness activities throughout the day.


Class 11 took part in some yoga and mindfulness activities this morning to train our brain. We understand that exercise is an important tool for keeping us fit and healthy and ensuring our brains are active and ready to learn

In Reception we began our day with a yoga session linked to our current topic – We’re going on a bear hunt.  The Children listened carefully and really concentrated on their stretches and poses.  It was a very relaxing way to start our day.  The children commented that it was quite hard work and they felt tired afterwards!  Later in the day we talked about how a good nights sleep helps to restore our bodies and make us feel good.  We talked about all of the different things we do as part of our bedtime routines.  We decided that watching TV, playing on our tablets and eating sweets are not good for a restful night as they all make our brains and bodies too busy.  The children thought that it would be better to snuggle up after a  bath to have a story with our families to help us relax and get ready for a good nights sleep.

To find out more about Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week please click on the link belowhttps://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/