14 February 2017Holmwood House School

Wellbeing Week at Holmwood House

Wellbeing Week at Holmwood House this month aimed to help equip children in every year group with the enduring skills, habits and attitudes that they require for future health and happiness.

Wellbeing Week at Holmwood House this month aimed to help equip children in every year group with the enduring skills, habits and attitudes that they require for future health and happiness. The week also aimed to raise awareness with all members of the community for the importance of good mental health. Visiting speakers included experts on body image and self-esteem in children and on mental health first aid. Holistic approaches to physical, mental and emotional health were also addressed with the visit of a practitioner of alternative therapies amongst other events.

Presentations were also delivered to staff and parents and Headmaster, Alexander Mitchell said: “It is imperative that we, as adults, model good habits in our own attitudes towards our mental wellbeing if we hope for our children to take these messages seriously”.

The Headmaster added that this was not just a week-long strategy. Not only does the school have a robust Emotional Intelligence programme in place for children as part of its PSHCE provision but the latin motto of the 95 year old school, “Laetatus Sum,” translates as “I am happy”!