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Mindfulness, floristry and Zumba feature at Mental Wellbeing Fair

We held a Mental Wellbeing Fair last Friday on Hello Yellow Day, a youth mental health awareness day run by Young Minds.

The Fair had five zones based on the five pillars of mental health recommended by the NHS – community, physical activity, learning new skills, giving to others and mindfulness.

Stalls were run by various societies from around school, including the LGBTQIA+ Society, the Jewish Society and the Environmental Society, as part of the community zone.

Pilates and Zumba sessions were offered alongside couch-to-5k information, and opportunities to learn new skills included floristry, paper plane-making and gardening.

The mindfulness zone was based around awareness of the five senses, while giving initiatives included postcards to care homes and drop-off points for giving clothing to refugees via the charity Care4Calais.

Other popular elements included an 18ft gratitude wall, staff dogs to pet in the foyer and a colouring installation on the floor that pupils could colour in.

The importance of looking after the mental health of yourself and those around you is an increasingly important issue in modern society. The Wellbeing Fair, organised by Miss Fraser and the pupil Wellbeing Committee, is just one initiative we have to highlight practical ways pupils can stay happy and healthy.

Read about the Life Matters curriculum at King’s here.