7/05/2020Today's Well Being Week tip is to 'Keep Learning'.
Mrs Ewing's recommendation today, 'You Are Awesome' by Matthew Syed is a great book, that would be suitable for anyone but teenagers particularly will engage with it's simple to read format, colours and images. That all important message is clear too; anyone can do anything that they put their mind to.
A quote from the book, which is poignant considering VE Day tomorrow, is from Winston Churchill;
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
So happy Thursday everyone and keep learning! 😊
@WoolmerHillScho - 6/05/2020 Retweeted Woolmer Hill LibraryWednesday's theme for #wellbeingweek is Be Mindful. This book by @nicolamorgan includes a section on mindfulness but has so much more to help you cope with stress and improve your well-being. At the moment it is available for 99p on Kindle! @WoolmerHillSchohttps://t.co/BNIoTfCI6a
6/05/2020It's Wednesday and we are half way through our journey to well being and today's thought is to 'Be Mindful'.
Mindfulness is described as a 'moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens'. It is something that can be achieved through activity, through rest or simply through attitude. It is known to reduce anxiety and can relax and calm in easy ways achievable at home.
Mrs Ewing's recommendation for today is particularly focused on mindfulness in teenagers. Do take the time to have a look and see what methods and mechanisms could be used to help you and your families at home.
We are also including a link today to some fantastic resources; apps, videos, more book recommendations, websites and more - like the book, it is well worth a look.
Please remember that if we can assist in any way with help, support or guidance do get in touch with a member of the PSG team. 😊
5/05/2020Tuesday of Well Being Week and today we are contemplating the "Be Active" road to positive well being.
We are lucky to still have the ability to get outside each day, to take our daily exercise and to explore the world around us. So don't miss out on the opportunity to be active, to breath fresh air, to admire the spring season and to enjoy the sunny weather that we are set to have this week.
And whilst you are out and about why not download the Strava app and take part in the Woolmer Hill PE Department's Fitness Challenge? It launched last week and already lots of the community are taking part. This is a fantastic way to keep track of your physical activities no matter how slow or fast, long or short, you don't need to be a marathon runner to be involved. Join today!
But for now, we leave you with Mrs Ewing's literary recommendation to support being active. We hope you enjoy!
@WoolmerHillScho - 5/05/2020 Retweeted Woolmer Hill PE DeptOver 120 members from the Woolmer Hill community have already contributed to our fitness challenge, sharing their walks, runs and cycles! To get involved simply follow this link https://t.co/En2KJlxw7o or search for Woolmer Hill School on the Strava app and record your exercises! https://t.co/DWiUXKlYdQ
@WoolmerHillScho - 4/05/2020Now is a great time to get your DofE admin up to date! Don't forget assessors can submit reports remotely on https://t.co/p3i6GRW4xk - no need for paper reports, just email your assessor your ID number & the report will be sent straight to eDofE. #DofE#DofEwithaDifference
4/05/2020Happy Monday morning to you all!
Today marks the start of Well Being Week; a week that we would ordinarily recognise in school with assemblies and tutor or lunchtime activities but this week we will be helping you to celebrate it at home with your families instead. Now more than ever, our mental and physical well being is important especially as perhaps our normal ways of maintaining positivity are temporarily inaccessible.
There are known to be five ways to well being; Connect, Be Active, Be Mindful, Keep Learning and Give to Others, and we will be adopting one of these, each day this week, as our theme. We will be posting daily links, activities and ideas around our daily theme on to Insight for our students and families and as well as this Mrs Ewing has put together a book for each day of the week, again reflective of the day’s theme. Today’s book is The Book of Hopes by Katherine Rundell.