Healthy Kidz After-School Sports Clubs

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Please see below a flyer relating to the new afterschool “Sports Clubs,” on Mondays and Tuesdays, which are being facilitated by our school PE partner organisation; Healthy Kidz. Booking and payment is via the Healthy Kidz website and the link can also be found below. Places are limited for each session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A copy of this note and flyer was sent home with the eldest in each family today. We are delighted to welcome Healthy Kidz back to St Mary’s for another year of fun PE lessons and after-school activities.

 

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Cross Country

Over the past 3 weeks, pupils from P4-P7 have been practising Cross Country 3 times per week. Collectively, all 4 year groups clocked up 1100km; which is no mean feat! There has been a great improvement across the board, with pupils attempting to beat their times each day. Keeping active remains such an important aspect of our pupils’ daily lives as it helps to bring about a positive impact on their physical and mental health.

All pupils from P4-P7 were presented with certificates to commend them for their efforts over the past 3 weeks. There were also medals for 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in each race. Check out some of the photos from the final races. Well done to each and every pupil who took part!

Cross Country

Over the past 3 weeks, pupils from P4-P7 have been practising Cross Country 3 times per week. Collectively, all 4 year groups clocked up 1100km; which is no mean feat! There has been a great improvement across the board, with pupils attempting to beat their times each day. Keeping active remains such an important aspect of our pupils’ daily lives as it helps to bring about a positive impact on their physical and mental health.

All pupils from P4-P7 were presented with certificates to commend them for their efforts over the past 3 weeks. There were also medals for 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in each race. Check out some of the photos from the final races. Well done to each and every pupil who took part!

Healthy Me – Action Mental Health

P5 had a brilliant time today with Laura from the “Healthy Me” programme. Laura spoke to the children about their mental and emotional health, what it means to have a healthy lifestyle and how important play and song can be for our wellbeing.  The children took part in different activities and discussed with each other their thoughts and feelings. It was a very enjoyable day in P5.

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Growing Together.

In P5 we have been considering how we grow, who helps us grow and how we can help others grow. We discussed that “failure” does not always need to be a negative word and how we grow from our mistakes. 

The children were asked to create their own ‘Support Balloons’ and consider the people/animals in their lives who help them grow and who they would turn to if things got tough or if they needed support. They then connected a line between all these individuals. Here is a sample of the support balloons the children made this week.