Farringdon Well Being
We are getting involved in Children’s Mental Health week during WB 1.2.21. This year the focus is Express Yourself.
Please use the link below which will take you to the Children’s Mental Health week website for more information.
As a school we will be planning exciting activities for the children to take part in whether they are in school or learning via Showbie. We would really like to see what everyone does in response to their activities.
We appreciate everyone is trying to manage in very difficult and different circumstances. We are always here to help if you need advice or support. Here are some useful links that you may wish to explore.
Stay safe and keep well
From all the staff at Farringdon Academy
Mental Health and Emotional Well-being
Here at Farringdon Academy we believe that the mental health and the emotional well-being of the children, parents and staff are extremely important.
Within school we continue to focus upon well-being, especially in the current climate.
Every Governing Body meeting, staff meeting and ‘team’ meeting has ‘Emotional Well-being’ as a standard item so that it continues to be a focus for all.
As a school, we will continue to work hard after successfully gaining our Bronze Award for Children’s Mental Health on 1st April 2019 and look towards achieving our Silver award with many exciting things to come.
Mental Health Team:
Farringdon Academy’s Mental Health Champion is: Lauren Clarke
Farringdon Academy’s Well-being Team includes: Mrs K Shovlin, Mrs L Cooper, Mrs V Keogh and Ms C Liddle
Farringdon Academy’s Mental Health Link Governor is: Joanne Hall
Within school we run a number of programmes to support our children with their emotional wellbeing.
In school we have established Relax Kids sessions to help our children
- develop their self-confidence
- manage their moods or emotions
- manage stress and anxiety
- increase their brain power
- relax and improve their sleep
Open the links below to find out more. If your child’s whole class bubble is isolating they will still access these sessions via Zoom links sent to their Showbie app.
Fun Outdoor Activities to Relieve the Symptoms of Nature-Deficit Disorder
With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, families just aren’t getting outside as much as they used to. And now there’s increasing evidence that a lack of outdoor time (known as nature-deficit disorder) can cause obesity, depression, and sensory decline in our children. So how can we get our children out of the house and enjoying nature? Here are some resources with ideas that can help, brought to you by Farringdon Academy.
Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature
It’s no surprise that kids should spend more time in nature. But did you know what children who spend more time indoors can develop nature-deficit disorder? Below are some resources that explain why kids should put down the devices and head outdoors.
Exploring the Natural World in Your Backyard
You don’t need to head to the nearest park or lake to enjoy the outdoors — you can enjoy everything the natural world has to offer by taking a trip around your backyard! Below are some resources to help you maximize your enjoyment.
Hitting the Trails
Of course, there are adventures to be had beyond the backyard. Taking a hike through nature is both educational, exciting, and relaxing — but it’s important to be prepared! The following resources can help you make the most of your stroll down the local trails.
Fun in the Water
Swimming is an excellent way to spend time outdoors. But if you’re not into swimming, there are other activities that can keep everyone engaged.
Now that spring has arrived, it’s the right time to get your kids connected to the natural world. Not only will they be healthier mentally and physically, but you can also make lasting memories with the whole family.
- Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Mind | Washington
- Wellbeing Info for Young People
- Young Minds
Within school we actively promote the ‘Winning Ways to Well-being’ throughout the school from Reception to Year 6.