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The Power of Connectivity – Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week has given the children an opportunity to explore the power of connectivity across a broad range of subjects with projects conceived by Miss Nicki, Assistant Head Wellbeing and the Wellbeing team.


The children gave their views of what mental health is and discussed what they do to connect with others.  In DT and Art, they looked at a clip art of various activities and discussed if this could be considered “connecting” (sport, gardening, singing, music, dancing, painting, cooking, baking, eating food, having parties, playing video games, etc.)  The children then drew image of what connecting means to them on strips of paper and joined them together as a paperchain.  Finton is now beautifully adorned with bright paperchains colourfully illustrated with the children’s drawings of the people (and pets) they feel connected to. In Computing, the children have been concentrating on Safer Internet Day which took place on Tuesday and simply adored being taken by Mr Andy behind the scenes at Finton’s admin offices to find out who of our staff use technology to stay connected. Reception went on a hunt around school searching for how technology helps people stay connected. Some intrepid members of RS visited the office and found the devices which are used to make the Finton newsletter before reading the story of how Digiduck saved the day using technology to communicate with his friends.

But for the children, the highlight of the week was watching a video put together by the staff on how ‘connecting’ with each other helps to solve problems.  During ‘Pass the Problem’, a Finton adaptation of Pass the Parcel, with each layer of paper that was removed, the children discussed a problem that they would encounter in everyday life and their peers offered solutions. Click here to watch the video on Instagram.

There is no doubt that their exposure to the importance of being connected this week has given them valuable life skills.

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