Red Nose Day – things that make us happy!

We joined in the fun of Red Nose Day with lots of exciting activities. The Red Nose theme this year is ‘the power of funny’ – perfect for celebrating being back at school together and having some fun!

Children were invited to come to school in non-uniform. All pupils were allowed to  wear clothes that make them happy and we saw lots of lovely, brightly coloured outfits. Donations were voluntary for this non-uniform day but we hope to have raised several hundred pounds for Comic Relief. UPDATE: A huge ‘Thank You’ for the all your donations for Red Nose Day. We raised an amazing £446.04 for Comic Relief!

Pelicans class biscuit making

The biscuit decorating session was greatly enjoyed – especially the tasting stage!

Pelicans class on Red Nose Day

Other activities included pin the red nose on the donkey, dancing, jokes and mindful colouring.

Jo Agate, vice principal, said: “The children have really missed each other. Our priority now is to support their mental wellbeing, encourage them to have fun, and be children again and not worry about what’s going on in the world.”

Nurturing the mental wellbeing of pupils is a key aim of the school. It’s this that has led us to be a partner school of mental health charity Place2Be, which has the Duchess of Cambridge as its patron.

A working party was set up between Place2Be, Dashwood and Harriers last year, with the charity helping the schools by highlighting strategies and methods proven to help children feel calm in classrooms.

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