We are delighted to have launched our next ‘Building Resilience’ unit, Look on the Bright Side. We can all look at the same situation from different perspectives. Sometimes the way we think about things that happen to us can have a bigger impact on our Wellbeing than the event itself. This unit will be exploring how through focusing on the positive things in our life and what we are grateful for can be a helpful way to change our mood. Look out for your family leaflet and home task.
Looking after the body and mind is important for our health. Taking part in regular excercise, or being active in other ways, brings many benefits to our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing.
Through this unit, the children will learn that in order to help us feel resilient we need to live a well-balanced and healthy life. When we feel ‘down’, being active is sometimes the last thing on our mind. However when we adapt an active lifestyle, fuel our body with proper nutrition and respect our bodies by allowing time to rest and relax, it can lead to a longer, healthier and more fulfilling life.
P2 had a fantastic afternoon with Emily Dodd at the library. We were delighted to see so many parents and Carers attend too. Emily Dodd told us about Scottish wildlife. A huge thank you to Craigmillar Library, Craigmillar Literacy Trust, Emily Dodd and of course our parent/Carer partners for supporting this amazing event. We had lots of fun!
Our current Building Resilience Unit is called ‘Make a Difference’. The main focus of this unit is on the importance of contributing in big and small ways to make a difference to individuals, our community and our world. This deliberate attempt to do a good deed, without expecting anything in return, has a very positive impact on our self-esteem.
Pleasesee below the first issue of the Year of Young People programme, co-ordinated by colleagues in Lifelong Learning. The intention is to update and send out a further issue every 2 months. Please feel free to share this programme as widely as possible and especially with young people.
Lifelong Learning would like to include as much as possible in each issue so would encourage schools to send in local plans and events etc, so please send in any plannned events to our Admin Team and we will happily pass on to the team. Even if the event is only for a particular group, school, age group, geographic area etc. they are keen to ensure that the information is available and shared.