At Rainbow Primary School, we have found that mindfulness activities have benefitted staff and students to deal with anxiety and stress. During the wellbeing sessions, children also engage in a mindfulness activity.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we are doing. Furthermore, it is to not overly react or become overwhelmed by what is going on around us.
Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it is not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.
Here are some useful websites, which give you more information about mindfulness.
Here are some relaxation activities that we engage in. See if you can try some!
Source: Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Activities to come
At Rainbow Primary School, we promote a growth mind-set approach as it underpins our school ethos to ‘be the best YOU can be’.
What is a growth mind-set?
Watch the video to find out more. – video to come
We feel that our parents, carers and families play an important part in developing a growth mind-set approach. The language you use and the actions you take show your children about what you expect.
The way we praise our children can have a profound impact on their mind-set. Here are some tips on what to say, and what not to say, when praising your children, in line with developing a growth mind-set. Click on the image to follow the link.
Rainbow Primary School has a special mentor programme, which matches older pupils with younger pupils to provide guidance and to serve as positive role models. The programme aims to enhance early intervention and prevention of low-level mental health and well-being issues amongst pupils.
Due to the recent pandemic, the Rainbow Mentor system has slightly changed. Rather than older children mentoring younger children, children in each ‘bubble’ will be supported their peers. The Rainbow Mentors have received training and worked alongside the learning mentor, to support their peers with issues that can be encountered when growing up, such as making friends, loneliness, peer pressure, bullying and school work. The Rainbow Mentors are situated in the playground during lunch and play so that they can support their peers during these times through playtime games and one to one conversations.
The learning mentor oversees the running of the Rainbow Mentors and ensures that they are also being supported. They even write a short section of our monthly newsletter!
The Rainbow Buddies use resources from the ‘Action for Happiness’ website.
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others. This is something that we also believe at Rainbow Primary School.
Each month the Rainbow Mentors, along with the rest of the school, follow the Action for Happiness daily tasks to promote kindness:
Join us this month in promoting self-care September. Can you complete the daily tasks?
Rainbow Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises.
Rainbow Primary School implements a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken. We expect all staff, Trust, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a safe environment.
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