This week, Redcliffe pupils have been considering their emotional and physical wellbeing for Wellbeing Week. The week coincided with Anti-Bullying Week, with pupils reflecting on kindness towards their friends, teachers, families and the wider community and the impact that ‘One Kind Word’ – the theme of the week – can have on someone.
The week got off to a colourful start on Monday with Odd Sock Day. Everyone shared their favourite mis-matched socks and celebrated how cool it is to be individual, unique and simply ‘yourself’, with all money raised going to our chosen charity, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home. As the week went on, there was evidence of celebrations of kindness and wellbeing everywhere, from kindness chains decorating the hallways and classrooms with positive and uplifting messages to personalised cards given to residents of Ellesmere House from pupils in the Early Years and Years 1, 2 and 3 and thank-you cards given to all staff from the pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. Wednesday’s Debating Club debated the motion ‘It’s better to be kind than to be right’, and pupils also reflected on our physical wellbeing and safety when local community police offers visited on Thursday focusing on Road Safety. The Pupil Parliament was also in session this week discussing hot topics such as ideas for fund-raising for Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, and the week wrapped up with a chance for students to share a little bit about themselves from home when they brought a toy to school.
After the difficult period we have all been through, it has been a very healthy pursuit to spend time and thought on the wellbeing of each and every one in our school community.