Wellbeing Week has wow factor at Perse Prep and Pelican

Children at The Perse Prep and Pelican joined in with a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking activities and events during their Wellbeing Week.

Although Wellbeing Week has been a regular occasion at the Prep for several years, this was the first time the Pelican had also joined in the fun.

Wellbeing Week aimed to encourage youngsters to think about their emotions and the importance of achieving a healthy balance in their lives.

At the Prep, former World amateur BMX champion Mike Mullen gave an inspiring assembly about resilience and growth mindset, emphasising the importance of learning from failure, which he called ‘flearning’.

Pupils watched in awe as the three-times UK pro halfpipe champion performed a variety of feats on a BMX, including jumping over Head James Piper and Assistant Head (Pastoral) Laura Robertson!

He then provided Year 6 with a thrilling workshop as they learned various stunts including how to ride up a ramp and strike ‘Titanic’ poses.

Year 6 pupils also had things mapped out for them with an orienteering session at Milton Country Park and they gave something back by designing imaginative and innovative playground games for Year 3 to enjoy.

Another highlight for Year 3 children saw them gather materials from the Prep grounds to build rafts followed by the chance to launch them in the nearby brook where all their creations were celebrated whether they sailed or sank.

Year 5 pupils discovered the art of weaving and enjoyed singing, dancing and drama workshops.

Meanwhile, Year 4 tried their hand at sitting volleyball and were then on their feet for an energetic Indian dance class, as they learned a Bollywood routine that they performed to the whole school as a fitting finale to Wellbeing Week at the Prep.

Over at the Pelican, children became super spies as they solved clues through a series of team-building activities as part of their Mission Possible day at the Upper.

Co-ordination, communication and co-operation skills were put to the test with challenges based around a combination of physical strength and mental agility to crack a top-secret mission.

Nursery children learned how to look after pets as they loved meeting Bertie the playful puppy, who was happy to show off his ability to sit, stay and bring back toys on command, so long as he received a treat each time!

There were more animal activities with Reception enjoying a talk from a vet about their work looking after creatures and Year 1 youngsters visiting Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Year 2 created colourful wellbeing suns and designed T-shirts with positive and hopeful messages, with Cedar class showing off their thoughtful fashions during assembly, which explained many ways of maintaining wellbeing from yoga to dance.


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