We want our pupils to enjoy good health - in all its forms.
Sometimes, a lot of attention is given to physical health, focusing on maintaining our bodies well by making healthy choices for food and drink, exercising and keeping our bodies active and remembering to rest well, by sleeping. Our minds are equally important and need the same attention in order to maintain and promote good mental health. As both mental and physical health are interlinked, good choices for one will benefit the other... and bad choices for one can also impact the other.
The on-line world can be an amazing source of help, advice, ideas and opportunity for both physical and mental health. However, it can equally be a negative experience, especially when children are not guided and guarded from inappropriate websites, social platforms, images, films and games. The impact of excessive screen-time, access to inappropriate materials and unkind communication all impact the children's mental health and well-being.
Our pupils learn the principles of staying safe online in lessons, but often find negative communication and experiences outside of school.
We encourage our parents/carers to: