Birthdays And Bhangra. End Of Term Fun With The Wellbeing Crew

It was all go at the end of term for The Wellbeing Crew.
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School’s out for summer, but July was far from quiet for Sue, Charlotte, and the rest of the Wellbeing Crew.

The month got off to a great start with our 7th birthday party, held at the beautiful St Paul’s House in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. It was a very special day as many friends, family, clients, and associates joined us to reflect on the last seven years and all we’ve achieved.

We were also able to celebrate The Wellbeing Crew being added as an Approved Supplier to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. Their role is to reduce crime in the community and tackle issues such as violence against women and girls, reducing gang culture, knife crime and exploitation.

Our aim is to contribute to the local community with our work alongside what we’re already doing in schools to achieve a wider reach within the communities that need help and guidance throughout the West Midlands.

It’s always an honour when a school calls on us to present to parents, and that’s exactly what we did at Camp Hill Girls’ School. Focusing on our Reflection programme which builds emotional resilience, and 1:1 counselling, we spoke to the parents about mental health, the work we do with schools in this specialised arena and what triggers to look out for that may be signs that their child’s mental health is suffering.

As the end of term drew ever-closer we delivered transition assemblies for the students moving from Year 6 to Year 7 in September. To an adult, that may not seem so important, but to a child, moving year group can cause anxiety and upset, which often gets bottled up inside.

Year 7 means the leap up to ‘Big School’: new surroundings, new teachers, new subjects, new friends. The transition assemblies offer advice and coping strategies so that the students are ready for the change in September. It’s common for pupils to think that they’re the only ones with feelings of anxiety and dread at the prospect of Year 7. By being open and discussing their worries, they realise that they’re not alone, or stupid, and that it’s perfectly normal to have these feelings. More importantly, they learn how to cope with them.

For one Black Country school, the summer term ended on an energetic high when we delivered a range of fun workshops at the Q3 Academy in Tipton.

The students engaged in street dance, a magic workshop, Dahl drumming, Bhangra dancing, Tai-Chi yoga, and circus skills – all designed to help them focus their minds and lift their wellbeing, whilst having fun at the same time.

Mindfulness and wellbeing can be fun. It’s not all about sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting! We are so very passionate about reaching out to students to educate them – and their teachers – on the importance of mindfulness, how easily it can be built into everyday life and the positive effects it has.

Our range of workshops can all be taught within the PHSE curriculum too.

If you’d like to find out more about our wellbeing workshops for your school please get in touch.

It’s good to talk!