WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
On Thursday the 10th of October we celebrated World Mental Health Day!
We hosted a number of events to mark this day.
One Good Adult
The One Good Adult campaign is currently been run by Jigsaw in conjunction with Lidl. We know that the presence of One Good Adult in a young person’s life has a positive influence on their mental health. Be it a parent, teacher, football coach or school bus driver, we all have a role in supporting the young people around us. Teachers spoke to their classes about the importance of One Good Adult in their lives.
Walk In My Shoes
On Thursday the 10th, Walk In My Shoes facilitators from 5th class called to each classroom to deliver a workshop about mental health. This workshop allowed the pupils in our school to explore how other people might be feeling as they go about their daily lives.
The hashtag for the day was ‘tackle your feelings’ which tied in nicely with the rugby world cup. COYBIG!
MEDITATION AND YOGA
Miss Paula gave 5 minutes daily of guided meditation over the intercom and at lunchtime she held yoga in the hall for the teachers and the pupils.
FUNKY SHOES DAY
Thornleigh ETNS and schools throughout Ireland raised awareness of Mental Health by hosting ‘Funky Shoe’ Day. On Thursday, pupils and teachers stepped out of their comfort zone by wearing shoes they normally wouldn’t to school. Odd shoes, funky laces, slippers, wellies, jazzed up runners, you name it! Funky Shoes Day is a way to promote positive mental health while still flagging the importance of recognising mental health difficulties and knowing where to go for help and when to ask for help
Thornleigh ETNS celebrated Wellbeing Week from the 27th- 31st of May. The theme for the week was #mindyourselfie, meaning 'take care of yourself'. Throughout the week, children took part in many fun activities promoting self-care of the body and mind.
Every morning, children started the day with 'Wake-Up, Shake-Up' in their lines. Other activities include; meditation, Qigong with SNA David Lowe, teachers V 6th Class students in a relay race, parents V teachers in a basketball match and much more!
On Friday, 31st May, Thornleigh held 'Go Rainbow Day', whereby children dressed in their favourite colour and walked a 'Mindful Mile'. As you can see from the picture our rainbow flag below, the day was a great success!
We are using an exciting new programme called 'My Learner ID'. This is a timely programme for learners to learn ‘how to learn’, to become and be learners. ‘My Learner ID’ gives every young learner a 'voice' and helps children understand and explore how they learn. Importantly it also allows others understand the learning ways of each learner.
‘My Learner ID’ promotes authentic assessment, assessment for learning and for life, learner well-being, learner voice, learner ownership and learner responsibility.
More information @ My Learner ID Website
Parent Information Video @ Parent Information Video
Paula Carolan - Príomhoide