Weston Green School celebrated World Well-being Week where we focussed on the ‘5 ways to Well-Being:’
- being active
- taking notice
We started each day with The Daily Move (yoga) and Daily Calm (mindfulness) and we practiced mindfulness in our Garden Room where we learned to be more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Yoga is a great way to stretch and relax and focus on our breathing. We learned some basic poses and techniques that we can practice in the classroom or at home. In the afternoons we read aloud Daily Visualisations whilst the rest of the children closed their eyes to focus.
We held regular mindfulness sessions throughout the week in our Garden Room where we became more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations. Mindfulness can help us cope with our stress, anxiety and negative emotions. We also practiced simple things like mindful colouring and mindful eating.
On Wednesday we had a special “Wear What You Want Wednesday” when the children came into school in comfy clothes and in return they were asked to perform ‘Random Acts of Kindness.’ (RAK). This could be for a family member, friend, teacher or another person who they would like to make smile. They might even like to do a RAK for someone who has helped them at some point such as a card for a health worker.
Each member of staff received a small goody bag of mindful treats including chocolate and a relaxing mud mask. Throughout the week there were pieces of fruit, cheese and granola available to boost energy levels
We’d like to thank all children, parents and staff for embracing this week and for your support. At Weston Green School, we believe that mindfulness is not just for one week but something we should practice regularly. Let’s keep up the good work and take care of ourselves and each other!