Youngsters from Wynndale Primary School have today enjoyed a special interactive assembly, highlighting the importance of self-belief & how that impacts on Mental Health.
The Premier League Primary Stars assembly was delivered to support the ‘Hello Yellow’ and EFL Trust’s ‘Do One Thing’ campaign as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Football in the Community’s Community Manager Gary Shaw visited all six year groups at partner School Wynndale throughout the morning, delivering the presentation themed around self-belief and how that impacts on our well-being, using scenarios based on Mansfield Town stars to help inspire and encourage pupils.
“The children were absolutely fantastic throughout the day and really got involved throughout, dressing up in bright yellow to support the campaign and giving some really insightful answers.
“Across the country the impact of lockdown and covid has left a huge dent in children’s well-being and as we’ve seen it’s taken them a long time to adapt and get used to the new normal.
“However that’s why delivering sessions such as these is really important. The kids understand what things can have a positive or negative impact on mental health and have demonstrated they know what to do if they’re feeling, down or upset – or help if friends/ family are”
Carly Taylor, Pupil Pastoral Support at Wynndale Primary Said “When the children came back, they were super excited to see their friends and restart learning, but as the weeks have gone on there are some children starting to show that they do need a little more support with their emotional well-being and mental health, and that’s why today is so important.
“Focussing on self-belief helps them to highlight the things that, not only can they do to help themselves, but that they can do to help others – and by tying that in with football, it gives them something to relate too and understand what is a sensitive subject better.”