On Tuesday 21st May, St Lucia’s had a busy day taking part in activities promoting the importance of our Health and Wellbeing. We had such a wonderful enrichment day, focusing on our health and wellbeing! Children worked in their house groups all day, enjoying a range of activities focused on looking after both physical and mental health. 



The day started with a special worship led by Rev Olivia, focussed upon the importance of positive self talk and the impact on our mental health. We then clapped Olivia off as she set out on yet another run as we began our day. Before the morning ended, we lined the path to cheer Olivia home and join her for the tenth and final mile of her run, all running together around the school field!



We took part in 4 activities throughout the day to help us reflect on how we can look after our physical and mental health and wellbeing! We were joined by two Shrewsbury Community Ambulance First Responders, Robin and Alistair who taught us about our physical health and showed us their car and kit! The children were very enthused as they found out more about the role of a first responder, while learning some basic first aid. Everyone enjoyed trying on the uniform and sitting in the car with the lights flashing!



We had a mindfulness session with Mrs Wood to help us to feel calm and relaxed. Everyone enjoyed spending time in the mindfulness zone, full of open ended opportunities for the children to explore and enjoy together with activities to promote recognising and expressing our emotions. The calm music and our bubble lamps from the nest helped to create a lovely atmosphere. We also joined together as a whole school for a short meditation to reflect at the end of the day!



Jacqui and Mrs Nelson supported us to continue our sensory and spirituality garden development, as we created ‘grass heads’ and a hand print mural on the side of the shed! We made some decorations and wind chimes to hang in the trees, begun brightening up the shed and planted our own grass heads to take home!



Finally Mr Smith lead orienteering outside and helped us to crack a St Lucia’s code. This orienteering challenge was all about working together and taking care of each other… whilst solving the clues to reveal the words focused around positive mental health! 



At lunch time, after we cheered Reverend Olivia back to school and did the final mile of her 10 mile run with her. As a lunchtime treat, we made fruit kebabs prepared by Miss Jones and Miss Oliver! We talked about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet and enjoyed tasting a selection of both familiar and new fruits