Mental Health Week Assembly and Swimathon Medals 12.5.17

Sciennes P4-7 Mental Health Assembly 12.5.17 from Sciennes Primary School

Celebrating a week of Mental Health awareness at Sciennes
On Friday 12th May we celebrated a week of Mental Health awareness and activities led by DHT Carolyn Anstruther, PSAs Mrs Helen Anderson and Mrs Sarah Sheehan, Staff Health and Wellbeing Working Group and Parent Council HWB Group which included some new as well as some firmly embedded strategies: Relax Kids sessions, yoga, Mindfulness, outdoor learning, Sensory Room, Seasons for Growth led by Mrs Fiona Barker and Mrs Helen Anderson, Social Thinking sessions, Nurture Groups, Emotion Talks, Happiness Is… posters, journalling and a whole school display of happiness bands. There were events for families, too, including world renowned author Nicola Morgan who gave an outstanding and very well-atttended talk “Blame My Brain” and our very own Alison Outred who gave an inspirational presentation on “The Introverted Child’. Staff enjoyed massage sessions and undertook anonymous Random Acts of Kindness with colleagues, in memory of Mark Hewitt, who introduced the project to P5 earlier in the year.

We watched a video created by parent Jimmy Chow which shows just how much work and dedication is involved in preparing our weekly fruit platters by Sciennes’ Parent Council Fruit Group and explored a variety of things we can all do to maintain our mental health.

We watched a Kid President video “Life Is Like a Comic” to reflect on how things might not always be ‘awesome’ but our response can be. Everyone got to their feet to sing along with and do actions to Fischy Music’s “Stronger” song.

James and James gave a presentation on Sciennes After School Care Club (SASCS) Holiday and Sports Camps.

James and James SASCS Summer Camps presentation

Our P7 Captains celebrated pupil achievements and Mr Neil Scott, SSO, assisted by our Sports Captains, presented this year’s Swimathon medals. Thank you to Fiona Denvir and Bethan McEwan, Parent Council Health and Wellbeing Group Leads, for providing the medals and organising the event with Ms Christie. Thank you very much to all families who supported poolside and by sponsoring and encouraging.

P7 Sports Captains celebrated recent pupil achievements

Mr Neil Scott presented this year’s Swimathon medals