Healthy Schools & Wellbeing
Hello and welcome to the Alma Park Healthy Schools and Wellbeing page!
Alma Park staff are working together to share fun learning resources and activities to help promote our Alma Park families physical health and mental health.
What is a Healthy School
Schools play a key role in supporting the health and well-being of children and young people. We recognise how our school can help children to become happier, healthier, and more ready to learn and achieve their full potential at Alma Park Primary School.
Healthy Schools enables and supports schools to plan and implement health and well-being improvements for their children and young people.
A healthy school promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equips pupils and staff with the understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. Pupils flourish in a positive environment and are given a voice to influence whole-school decisions. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to help pupils do their best, raise levels of achievement, improve standards and develop policies and practices to promote health. Healthy Schools adopts a whole-school approach, involving the whole-school community, parents/carers, governors, staff and pupils in improving children’s health.
We at Alma Park Primary support the ideals and ambitions of the Healthy Schools' Agenda. We strive to meet and exceed all expectations with regard to PSHE, Physical Activity, Emotional Health & Wellbeing and Healthy Eating.
Mentally Healthy Schools Website - Click Here
Five ways to wellbeing
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. Each week there will be a new activity (in red) for you to try at home.
It’s clear that social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages. With this in mind, try to do something different today and make a connection.
Today, why not go for a walk and connect with the world around you.
Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.
Today, why not get physical?
Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your wellbeing and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities.
Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life.
Today, why not learn something new?
Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.
Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.
- Today, why not give a compliment to someone in your house. Tell them something you think makes them special and unique.
Activities to try at home:
Mindfulness meditation for children
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Story time with Mr B
Mr Bullivant has read and uploaded some stories. Click the link below to have a listen.
Free Swimming for under 17s
Please feel free to share any ideas, resources, suggestions and home-schooling ideas with us. We love seeing your work and the things you are doing at home, please send us your pictures.
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