My Voice Matters is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves.
When we feel empowered, there’s a positive impact on our wellbeing. Children who feel that their voices are heard and can make a difference have a greater sense of community and self-esteem. This year, we have tried to encourage all of our children, no matter their ages, backgrounds or academic abilities to be empowered to work together to create a positive change for their mental health and wellbeing.
During Children’s Mental Health Week, we want Parkside to be able to say – and believe – “My Voice Matters.”
I want to say a big thank you to our staff and children for embracing this week with enjoyment, flexibility and enthusiasm.
Another big thank you must go to Flip Theatre who did a number of drama workshops for our children based on having a voice and what it means. Miss Bowers deserves lots of praise for the work she has done to ensure our children are not only mentally healthy but physically healthy too, her fitness sessions and the organisation of the athletics competition were great for our children.
In the KS1 Hall, I am delighted to see our mental health and wellbeing board taking shape, and I hope children will look back and realise just how important and wonderful they all are in their own unique special way.