During Week 4 we have been recognising ‘Blue Week’ across the Junior School. This is an important week across the whole school, recognising the importance of the mental health of all members of our community. This event has grown in the Junior School in recent years and each day there has been a focus across the school. Displaying gratitude, focusing on character strengths and random acts of kindness were just some of the important ways that the students in the Junior School considered their positive impact on each and every member of our community.
Recently Mr Barnaby Eaton, Director of Sport and HPE, spoke at our Junior School Assembly, about the importance of focusing on the Competitor culture of our sports teams. Each of our Junior School sports teams will be wearing a blue armband this week and the managers and coaches will be talking about the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship at all times. As a coach of summer and winter sports teams, I am always so proud of the respectful and positive manner, in which our students compete in their sports matches.
A highlight of this week has been the ‘Cookies from the Captains’. Our Junior School Captains and Captain of School, Chirath Lekamge, and Vice Captain of School, Aidan Hughes, constructed smiley face biscuits for each student in the Junior School. These were well received and a lovely act of kindness from our student leaders.
I would also like to bring the attention of parents to the Wellbeing resource SchoolTV. This is an outstanding online resource providing parents with resource strategies to support the wellbeing of their child or children. The link this week will direct you to an interesting topic around Managing Screen Time.
I hope the boys have continued to type their ‘What Went Well’ entries into their diaries and have shared these positive experiences with you.
Deputy Head of Junior School – Wellbeing and Administration