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Mindfulness Updates

Wellbeing Award Status 2019 2022

Wellbeing Award for Schools

At Higham Ferrers Junior School we are committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health.

In partnership with Optimus Education, we are working towards gaining the nationally recognised Wellbeing Award for Schools.  The award focuses on promoting the emotional wellbeing of both staff and pupils. 

We aim to:

  • Promote mental health as part of everyday school life
  • Improve the emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils
  • Identify mental health problems early and offer appropriate support
  • Ensuring people know the importance of mental health awareness
  • Include opinions and suggestions from parents, pupils and staff

We believe that feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life.

Currently within school, we promote and explore mental health and wellbeing through SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) lessons, P4C (philosophy for children), mindfulness sessions, Building Learning Power sessions, Tuesday Newsday, assemblies, wellbeing calendars, workshop/assembly from ‘The Happy Child Agency,’ charity and Mental Health awareness days. We also have a learning mentor and family support worker who support and provide guidance sessions and activities for children.


For the last two weeks in Mindfulness Year 6 have been discussing how important sleep is, how and why we sometimes struggle to get to sleep, or wake up in the night.

6RS, Rachel, 'When I'm tired, I feel moody.'

6RS, Taya, 'When I don't get enough sleep my body feels lazy and won't move.'

6RS, Charlie, 'If I don't go to sleep I get stressed out.'

6BS, Lewis, 'No energy, feel really weak, hard to concentrate, everything feels ten times harder.'

6BS, Liv, 'When you're tired your prefrontal cortex falters.'

6BS, Harvey, 'Grumpy, moody.'

6GR, Devon, 'Upper body and eyelids feel like anchors, just want to fall asleep.'

The children went through a mindfulness exercise called 'Beditation,' which hopefully they can use now and in the future to help them relax and drift off to sleep. There were certainly lots of very relaxed children at the end of each session!




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Main Contact

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Higham Ferrers Junior School,
Saffron Road,
Higham Ferrers,
Rushden, Northants.
NN10 8ED


Head Teacher

Mrs V Bull

Tel: 01933 312748

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