As part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Leweston Prep hosted a ‘Dress To Express’ day where pupils were encouraged to get creative and express themselves through colourful clothes.
For this year’s theme Express Yourself, Place2Be is encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.
Prep 1 Teacher, Miss Barlett, shared her views on Mental Health, as a Mental Health Coordinator at Leweston Prep and how we can come together to be more aware of the meaning of mental health in time for Children’s Mental Health week in her blog here.
At Leweston Prep we are proud of our exceptional pastoral care, and our dedication to pupil well-being is exemplified by the mental health provision we offer. We have a fully qualified ‘Mental Health First Aider’ in the Prep School, and all staff members have been trained to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns as well as how to help. To find out more about our pastoral care, see here.
The pupils have spent the week exploring different activities and discussing the different types of feelings they have, how to be aware of other people’s feelings and how to handle difficult situations.
It was fantastic to see all the pupils dressed up in unicorn wigs and bright colours, with big smiles on their faces!