Staying active through the pandemic
It has been very difficult for our children to keep active throughout the last 12 months but Healthy Futures Calderdale have devised a range of strategies to support this. Keeping active has a range of benefits that can have a significant impact on both physical and mental wellbeing. Please see these documents for more information.
Mental Health Awareness - Wear Yellow: Be Happy 21st May 2021
On 21st May we held a non-uniform day to mark the end of Mental Health Awareness Week in school. Everyone paid £1 to wear yellow and all donations were given Turning Point Counselling Service in Brighouse. During the week, we completed a range of mindfulness activities, revisited why it is so important to look after ourselves both mentally and physically and designed stamps of our Covid heroes for a Royal Mail competition. Most importantly, we had some fun!
National Day of Reflection - Tuesday 23rd March 2021
The Marie Curie 'National Day of Reflection' marked 1 year since the first national lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a school we have reflected on the events of the last 12 months; thinking of those who have lost their lives and their loved ones, the impact of lockdown on our own lives and the inspiration of people who have helped each other through these difficult times. Our focus for the day was one of HOPE - as Captain Tom Moore said ' Tomorrow will be a good day!'
Each class completed their own activities. Reception and Year 1 created flower pictures to display on their classroom windows, Class 2 created more complex flowers pictures and used words of 'hope' to make a poster, Class 3 made 3-d daffodils, Class 4 planted a variety of yellow flowers around a tree at the edge of the field and Classes 5 & 6 thought about the inspiration of Captain Tom Moore, who gave the nation hope during these challenging times and raised millions of pounds for the NHS in doing so.
Take a look at our photographs to see what we did.
Keeping your child safe online
While working online (including remote learning), it is more important than ever that children are keeping safe online. Please visit the Think you know website for a range of ideas and activities about online safety.
Information for parents
Please use these links to help you to help your child keep safe online.
ChatHealth is an NHS approved secure and confidential text messaging service. To access ChatHealth - Text 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers)
From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday, there are experienced clinicians waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact for immediate help. Texts cost the same as a standard text.
Healthy Futures Calderdale specialist teams can support families with things like: sleep, bullying, healthy eating, allergies, continence, safeguarding, sexual health, behavioural problems, emotional wellbeing, relationships, drugs and alcohol, bereavement, puberty/growing up, complex health needs and body worries. They can also signpost or refer onto other services.
Clinicians can also be contacted on 0303 330 9974.