Stanton Bridge Primary School

Pupil Workshops

World Mental Health Day

For world mental health day on 10/10/19, we focused our school day around raising awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing. We did an assembly for years 1-6 where staff spoke about how our school supports children’s emotional wellbeing, and who children can speak to if they feel worried about something.


In the afternoon all classes watched a live video on the BBC Teach website around mental health and emotional wellbeing, having a growth mindset, and developing resilience. Children and staff said this was really beneficial and everybody enjoyed this activity. The children then worked activity sheets where they were given different scenarios and had to explain what advice they would give these different people who were feeling anxious, had low self-esteem etc.


The live video children watched on the BBC teach website is still available on this link, feel free to have a look at


Mindfulness Workshop 2019

We were lucky enough to have Konflux come into school to deliver mindfulness sessions. Stanton Bridge prides itself on taking care of the well-being and mental health of both children and staff therefore we thought it was important that the children were given the opportunity to take part in a session which focused on breathing techniques and understanding emotions, such as stress. 

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is simply about being mindful of what you are thinking and deciding where you choose to focus your attention. Ideally, one would choose to focus his or her attention towards hopefulness and happiness with one’s self. Mindfulness is about deciding to look on the bright side and deciding to be kind to yourself and others.

 The benefits of mindfulness:

  • Better levels of concentration
  • Increased compassion
  • An understanding of our emotional intelligence
  • Improved sleep
  • More regular appetite
  • Can help boost our immune system

So far Years 1-4 have taken part and the feedback has been great. Next week Years 5 and 6 will have their workshops and they are all looking forward to it, especially after the stress of SATs!