With school closures and lots of uncertainty, we’re working hard to ensure we can support as many children, young people and families as possible during this unsettling time. Children and young people need emotional support now more than ever. This week is national Children’s Mental Health week and here at Perryfields we plan to offer a wide range of different activities for children to participate in and experience.
We are inviting our school and community to have a ‘Digital Detox‘ on Wednesday 3rd February. This will mean NO remote learning apart from Mr Billings’ Assembly live at 2:30 on Teams. Spend the day without using any digital devices, including mobile phones, tablets, TV and handheld devices.
Instead we would like everyone to participate in alternative activities that focus on promoting a sense of well being. We feel that this is especially important during this lockdown period of remote learning which is reliant on digit devices.
Possible alternative activities:
Get creative: Draw, colour, paint, build a model, write a story, do some photography.
Get Active: Go for a walk or jog. Complete a bike or scooter ride. Go skateboarding or roller skating. Always remember to wear the correct protective safety equipment.
Get Playing: Wipe the dust off the board games and have a great time interacting with members of you family. Don’t get too competitive though. Its the taking part that counts not always the winning.
Get Listening: Listen to your favourite music, have a dance, or listen to an audiobook.
Get Mindful: Take time to relax and reflect. Use calm music and imagine lying on a warm sandy beach with the waves crashing against the shoreline.
The opportunities are endless.
We would love to know what you have been doing so share a photo, upload your art or just write a small diary review about your day and how it has made you feel. You can either attach them to this blog or send them to your class emails.
On Wednesday in school we are all wearing bright clothes (the brighter the better) maybe you could do the same at home and send in a picture.
Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy yourselves.