Festival of Wellbeing – Day One

Today saw the launch of our amazing Festival of Wellbeing. A day jam packed with events for parents and children and a week covering all aspects of mental and physical health.

Some highlights today were:

Our Dance-a-thon – we danced to Justin Timberlake to raise money for YCAA (Yeovil Community Arts Association). This was such good fun, we hope to be able to do this on a regular basis. Everyone had a great time. Click here to see the photographs. We raised £376.00 for YCAA.

Life Coach, Ed Haddon, came to talk to the Year 8 pupils to explain how to be captain of their own ship. Click here to see the photographs.

Julia Jennings gave a talk to parents on how to make sure their children are happy children.

Parents enjoyed coffee and a charcoal drawing demonstration with local artist, Kate LynchClick here to see the photographs.

8P1 enjoyed a charcoal drawing workshop with Kate Lynch. During which Kate produced a wonderful local landscape charcoal drawing. We will be silent auctioning this off after the festival to raise money for Michael Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Children. Click here to see the photographs.

Year 1 enjoyed an extended Forest School session with Mrs Millard. They made willow fishing rods, tree branch necklaces and mud pies. What more could you want? Click here to see the photographs.

The day was rounded off with lively and informative Parenting Forum.
“Our ‘Good Parenting Forum’ in the Fitzjames Building was the first evening event  of our Wellbeing Festival. A Panel of Headteachers, Senior School House Parents and past and present Hazlegrove parents spoke for 5 minutes each on aspects of parenting that particularly interested them, offering sage and very human advice, often as a result of personal experience. This was followed by questions and further discussion from the audience of parents and teachers. The panel spoke of the importance of good, open communication, developing resilience, setting clear boundaries and consistency in decision making. The panel spoke passionately and thoughtfully, clearly impressing with their articulate views on good practice, without becoming preachy or self-congratulatory. We hope very much that this will be the first of more regular forums on this on wider topics.” David Edwards, Director of Studies.

All this and much more…


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