St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

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Children's Mental Health Week at STOC


Today is a grey day

A don’t-want-to-play day

A please-go-away day

They come now and then


A what’s-it-about? day

A scream-and-a-shout day

A just-stick-it-out day

Today’s not my friend


As the week draws to an end for Children’s Mental Health Week, we at STOC believe it is just the beginning.  Our children’s mental health and well-being is an integral part of everyday life here at STOC.  We want our children to be happy and flourish and have the courage to be who they deserve to be. Its vitally important that children are listened too and are given the right tools to make their lives happy and fulfilled.

 The children participated in lots of well-being activities; listening and making music, computer work, mindful colouring… to name a few. Today they have raised funds for the children’s charity – Place2Be - by wearing “green”.   Place2Be is a children and young people's mental health charity providing counselling, mental health support, and training in UK schools. Place2Be, believe that no child or young person should not have to face mental health problems alone.

 Today the children worn green clothing to school, have had a well-being afternoon; colouring mindfulness pictures with pens, paints and pastels.  They’ve made certificates to praise each other. They listened to smooth and calming music and they have drawn pictures of the things that make them happy!  To top the day off they had an amazing Assembly presented by Miss Marc.

It's been a great week!