Emotional Health and Mental Well Being at St Marys
At St Mary's we take emotional health and mental well being very seriously. Every class provides a wide range of activities that promote emotional health and mental well-being including the daily mile, Worry Monster's/Boxes, class and team building activities. Every week we also hold two emotional and mental health well-being groups- The Friendship Group and Well-Being Group.
Every Tuesday afternoon is dedicated to the nurture and care of our most vunerable children. Sessions include activities covering all aspects of emotional health and mental well-being. Including gardening, art and craft, role play, sensory play and many more.
Well Being Group
Every Thursday afternoon the school facilitates an inclusion programme of whole school well-being. This programme enables each child from each year group, from Reception to Year 6, to access a wide range of activities which promote a positive well-being ethos in our school.
Gardening Club is an integral part of the Whole School Wellbeing Programme at St Mary's. All the children throughout the school can access the school garden.
The children are encouraged to explore this environment, grow bulbs and various plants and vegetables, tend and look after this area and encourage wildlife.
Many bird boxes attract birds to nest year after year. Wellies are used as planters and children create bird feeders and bird baths from recycled materials. There are different areas to the garden including grassed area, compost bins, huge planters for vegetables and strawberries, digging areas and a patio.