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Harrogate kids address their wellbeing

Harrogate kids address their wellbeing

Published by May Norman at 11:43am 10th October 2019. (Updated at 12:01pm 10th October 2019)

School children learn to look after physical and mental wellbeing

  • Pupils at All Saints School in Kirby Overblow have been raising awareness of mental health.
  • It's all for World Mental Health Day (Thursday, 10 October).
  • Students, teachers and staff have been working closely with Compass Buzz.

School children across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale are helping to raise awareness of mental health on World Mental Health Day (Thursday, 10 October 2019).

Pupils at All Saints School in Kirkby Overblow have been taking a look at how to look after their physical and mental wellbeing.

Teachers, staff and students have been working closely with Compass Buzz, an organisation which works with young people across North Yorkshire to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.

As part of an awareness day, all children came dressed in sports wear with a cake sale taking place after school - with all proceeds being donated to Compass Buzz. The money will help the project undertake the work they do within schools across the county.

Rebecca Allen from the school said:

"Our Charity Officers and Sports Ambassadors planned some exciting activities linked with the five ways to wellbeing for all children to take part in.

Key Stage 1 children took part in a range of activities which link to “taking notice”.

They stepped outside into our beautiful school grounds to go on a nature hunt, seeing who can find the biggest leaf or the most twisted stick.

We are teaching the children that it is important to stop and take notice of the wonderful world we live in."

 

All Saints, Kirkby Overblow, marking World Mental Day 2019
Sports ambassadors and charity officers at All Saints school

 

It wasn't just the KS1 children who took part, as Rebecca continued:

"Our Key Stage 2 children were “keeping active” by taking part in a mini Invictus games which was brilliantly led by our sports crew.

The children enjoyed an afternoon of playing goalball and sitting volleyball."

The children at All Saints School were not the only ones to take part in activities to mark World Mental Health Day.

Ben Dave set up the Harrogate, Early Bird Running Crew - which aims to get people active and improve people's mental health.

Read more about Ben and his story here.