Introduction to Wellbeing and Mindfulness
What is Wellbeing?
At St. Margaret Mary’s, we have a responsibility to ensure all our pupils have a healthy lifestyle, body and most importantly mind. By caring for the whole child our aim is for all children to feel happy, safe and confident in school.
What is Mindfulness?
One way to improve our wellbeing is through the practise of mindfulness.
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. This awareness is often referred to as ‘mindfulness’.
As a school, we promote mindfulness throughout our curriculum and in a mindfulness club in order to help children enjoy their time more and understand themselves better.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
Evidence suggests that there are fie steps we can all take to improve our wellbeing:
- Connect – connect with the people around you. Children are given the opportunity to connect with their peers in lessons and during playtime.
- Be active –Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. Children enjoy a varied physical education and have the chance to attend various active after school clubs.
- Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. We continue to offer a varied and creative curriculum that allows children to continuously access new experiences.
- Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. We encourage children to live by the school mission statement and love as Christ did.
- Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness 'mindfulness'. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
What are the 5 Ways to Wellbeing?