St. Mary’s RC Primary have an established Wellbeing Ambassador team. At the start of each new school year a wellbeing ambassador is appointed for each class from Year 1 to Year 6.
Meet Our Wellbeing Ambassadors 2022-23
Being a St. Mary’s Wellbeing Ambassador is an exciting role as they work closely with the staff Wellbeing team and represent pupil voice in relation to the wellbeing of their class. We do this because we are ‘Called to Love as God loves’.
They are not only expected to raise awareness of positive wellbeing in their own class but throughout the school community. This team lead in a range of activities to support the positive wellbeing of their peers, staff and parents such as looking out for children who are feeling sad, helping new pupils join in at break times or help the wellbeing team organise special events such as workshops with MHST, celebrating ‘Hello Yellow’ day or Children’s Mental Health Week.
Overall, a Wellbeing Ambassador will need to spread joy, lift people’s spirits and be there for anyone in their time of need.
The role of the Wellbeing Ambassador
The role of the Wellbeing Ambassador was decided by the team and is listed below:
1) To spread happiness and peace throughout the school.
2) To welcome new children and staff to the school.
3) To be kind, caring and helpful towards others.
4) To always treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
5) To promote and put into place the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'. (Connect, Take Notice,Give, Keep Learning and Be Active)
6) To always follow God's word
As our termly activities regarding our wellbeing focus of 'Connect' draw to a close , our new focus of 'Take Notice commences. A key activity this term is to ask each class to use the Team GB approach of togetherness to create a class flag naming each individual child alongside a positive statement. All the flags will be displayed on the Wellbeing display board and in the classrooms
Take Notice reminds us to take notice of everyone and everything. It can strengthen and broaden awareness of self and of others- to enjoy the moment!
Sponsored Walk for Wellbeing - June 2023
Well done to all the Wellbeing Ambassadors and staff who braved the weather and completed the sponsored Walk for Wellbeing this morning. The sponsored walk has raised money for The Samaritans, a charity that was close to the heart of recently departed Mrs Melia, an important member of our St. Mary's community.
Infant Wellbeing Ambassadors: Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2023
This week we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is ‘Anxiety’. The wellbeing ambassadors are asking each class, to focus each day, on one of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’; to promote mental health.
Monday- ‘Keep learning’
Tuesday- ‘Keep active’
Wednesday- ‘Connect’ (Grandparents afternoon)
Thursday- ‘Take Notice’ (Mindfulness)
Friday- ‘Give’ (Acts of Kindness/thankfulness)
Why not join in with us!
|You’re never too Young to Talk Mental Health Parent Leaflet May 2023||[pdf 460KB]|
School Mental Health Bronze Award - April 2023
We are proud to have been awarded the School Mental Health Bronze Award by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools (part of Leeds Beckett University) in recognition of the work we do in promoting and ensuring mental health and wellbeing is prioritised for all in our school.