Pupils from all across Truro School Prep have been taking time this week to mark Children’s Mental Health Week (5 – 11 February 2024).
Strategies to help pupils boost their mental health and well-being have been peppered throughout the school day for Prep Pupils, with calming music played in the Dining Room and conversation starters around topics such as being a good listener and how to talk about big feelings being used each day.
The pupils are also welcome to add a message to the gratitude tree in the dining room; a simple way to help them refocus on what small things they are grateful for each day.
In Reading periods, pupils from Years 3 and 4 have been doing various activities around mental health including making a kindness chain.
‘What Matters for Me’ was one of the topics being discussed in the Year 6 PSHEE lessons this week too; the pictures they create will be displayed in the Assembly Hall at the end of the week.
All of the strategies that the pupils have learnt across the week are a part of the wider Prep focus on supporting metacognition; empowering the pupils to think about ways to help themselves, both now and for use in the longer term.