Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

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Fairfield Community Primary School

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

We are taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week 2021.

 

We hope that you can join us and take part at home with the daily activities we post.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Place2Be, has sent a message of support encouraging children and parents to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, particularly during such a challenging time.

Virtual assembly - To launch Children’s Mental Health Week please watch the virtual assembly. It features pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children and young people can get involved at home.

Today's activity

Draw your feelings

Enjoy using your art skills to express yourself.  

Please watch the clip below and using the ideas in the video create a picture of how you are feeling today.   

Express your feelings
Please watch the video below and discuss the use of movement, words and masks used in this short video by Fitzrovia Youth in Action.

Choose an emotion (e.g. happy, sad, frustrated, joyful etc.) and an art form (dance, singing, mime, writing, painting).

Try to express that feeling in your chosen art form (e.g. dance/frustration - write about frustration or make a mask that depicts frustration).

Time to Talk Day
 Here is a circle time activity with some question starters.
These question starters can be completed with 2 or more people and will encourage children to express themselves.

Draw a heart, decorate it with colour or patterns, and explain how the design reflects how we are feeling.

Dress to Express

Today is ‘Dress to Express’ have fun expressing yourself through your clothing!

We are encouraging you to use colour to express yourself and your feelings.

Draw and label your clothes and explain how these reflect your feelings.

Discuss how we can use colour to express how we are feeling, who we are and the world we live in.

Below is the website for Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 which is full of extra ideas, activities and videos if you wish to take a look.

childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk