Resilience Rocks and BBC Radio Leeds

On Tuesday our Year 6 classes were involved in a music based workshop which taught the children some techniques to help them deal with pressure and to become more mentally resilient. We recognise that life for young people can be very challenging in 2019 and we have a lot of support in school for those pupils who are encountering difficulties at home or in school. However, we also recognise the importance of preventative work and equipping children with the tools to be mentally strong and healthy. BBC Radio Leeds heard about this and visited school to speak to some children about the impact of the Resilience Rocks workshop as part of their feature on mental health and well-being day on Thursday 10th October. Being interviewed for the radio was very exciting however what was even better was receiving an email from one of the facilitators the day after the workshop describing our year 6 class as ‘engaged with a real willingness to learn’. The facilitator also stated that she was ‘genuinely impressed with the answers some of the children gave, which demonstrated resilience and emotional intelligence’. Fantastic work year 6!

Mrs A Dunn

Manston St James Primary Academy

Sandbed Lane
Cross Gates
LS15 8JH

Tel: 0113 859 2073

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