Absorbing activities mark Perse Prep Mental Health Awareness Week

From singing songs to mind mazes, pupils got involved in lots of fun and fulfilling activities during Perse Prep Mental Health Awareness Week.

Year 4 pupils pulled some strings as they were joined by musicians from The Utterly Butterly Ukulele Project to build their own instruments from margarine tubs before learning to play some songs on them.

On a similarly musical note, a Stomp-style percussion workshop kept the beat going for Years 5 and 6.

The water beckoned for Year 3 children as they made their own rafts before floating them at nearby Vicar’s Brook, while Year 6 developed their navigation skills with an orienteering session at Milton Country Park.

Pupils in Years 3 and 6 also crossed paths with a special treasure hunt and playground challenges, while Year 4 had a go at the inclusive sport of sitting volleyball.

Youngsters had the opportunity to try dance, drama and weaving, as well as designing their perfect playground and learning first aid skills.

They also created their own superheroes and grass heads, made emotion cards and coping wheels, and discovered more about the brain in special workshops before everyone came together for a whole-school performance.

Prep Assistant Head (Pastoral) Laura Robertson said: “The whole purpose of the week was to provide the Prep children with concrete experiences that reinforce those protective factors that can support good mental wellbeing.

“Through a multitude of activities, we explored the ideas of being active, trying something new, giving to and connecting with others, tuning in to our inner feelings and noticing the simple things that bring us joy. We had a great deal of fun in the process!”


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