This September, pupils across Hydesville joined over 45,000 children and young people around the world to draw attention to the vital role of mental wellbeing in education.
We collapsed the curriculum for the entire day to mark Global Be Well Day, a worldwide event led by Cognita, the group of 74 schools of which Hydesville is a member.
It was an action packed day with an activity to suit every age and interest. Big favourites included the Animal Café, with time to pet and look after a range of animals; Zumba and kickboxing to get the pulse raising; meditation and yoga to help promote calm and mindfulness; and lots and lots of smiles.
Global Be Well Day emanated from conversations between the global leaders in October 2018, and a commitment to action in all Cognita schools. Resources from world experts in sleep and nutrition, alongside the shared ideas for activities have helped this initiative reach over 45,000 students, 7,000 staff and countless parents and families.
Autumn Term 1 resources: Healthy Lifestyle
Here you will find a selection of resources, including videos and links, to offer lots of ideas to support your whole family’s emotional health.
Take a look at these videos by Dr Rangan Chatterjee, BBC ‘Doctor in the House’ and healthy lifestyle author who spent time with Cognita families.
Healthy lifestyle tips – Cognita students share their ideas for a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy lifestyle day – Learn why tomatoes are good for your heart and what foods can help improve your memory and your gut bugs!
Why not try the 5 minute kitchen workout – an easy (and free!) way to incorporate strength training into your daily routine with your family.
Nutrition is also an important part of general wellbeing – have a go at the “eat a rainbow” chart with your family – have you tried all of these different foods?
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. Mind believes that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone, and the festive season can be especially hard. However, by taking part in a Mind Crafternoon session, you’ll be making someone’s Christmas. Crafternoon means getting together with friends and/or family to hold an afternoon of festive crafting to raise awareness for Mind. Whether you’re a beginner crafter or an expert, want to make something Christmassy or not, anyone can take part.
Christmas Crafternoon takes place on Saturday 30th November, but any time over the weekend will do! We did lots of crafting on our Global Be Well Day, and it would be wonderful to see some Christmas crafting to continue the valuable work done in September – with a festive spin!
We would love to see your Christmas Crafternoons, which you can share with us on our Twitter page, using the hashtag #HydesvilleCrafternoon or email Mrs Kingston (email@example.com) – every entry will receive 10 house points.
If you’re stuck on what to make, here are some ideas (just click on the links):
Mrs Kingston will have resources in her classroom on Friday 29th November if anybody would like to collect some for the weekend – happy crafting!