Thought-provoking activities mark Perse Prep Mental Health Awareness Week

From inclusive sports to Indian dancing, children enjoyed taking part in a wide range of entertaining and stimulating activities to round off Perse Prep Mental Health Awareness Week.

The national theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week was nature and its benefits to personal wellbeing, so pupils spent lots of time outside connecting with the natural world.

Year 3 had a splashing time building rafts before launching them at nearby Vicar’s Brook, as well as learning how to grow plants with fun grass and cress heads, while Year 5 pupils took part in a ‘mind maze’ on Leighton Lawn.

Musicians from The Utterly Butterly Ukulele Project inspired Year 5 to build their own stringed instruments from just margarine tubs, fishing line and pieces of wood before performing songs they had learned to an audience in the hall.

Para-sports, including sitting volleyball and goalball, were sampled by Years 4 and 5 respectively, while Year 6 pupils enjoyed plenty of fun and games at Abington.

Children also had the chance to try kung fu and weaving, learn skills for first aid and emergency situations, design and decorate colourful tiles, make bath bombs, as well as create their own superheroes.

A fitting finale to a fun week saw everyone join together in a whole-school Indian dance in the playground.


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