Birchfield Primary School

Birchfield Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 7HU

01132533009

office@birchfieldprimary.org.uk

What have we been up to?

Birchfield's Citizens Of The Week

Say NO to Racism!

 

Pupils across school have been completing activities linked to racism today (Friday 6th March). We are taking part in the 'Show Racism the Red Card' competition. Show Racism the Red Card Competitions encourage young people from schools and other educational settings to produce creative work with an original anti-racism theme.

In England, Wales and Scotland a competition is held annually and thousands of young people participate. The competitions are free to enter and open to young people of all ages and abilities.

Entrants can produce work in a wide-range of media, including artwork, creative writing, film and music. The entries are consistently inspirational and SRtRC makes sure that many have a resonance beyond the competition by using them in educational resources and magazines, on the campaign’s website, social media channels, YouTube and in a special calendar. All competition winners are invited to a special awards ceremony with prizes presented by special guests, including current and former professional footballers.

 

Mental Health Awareness 

 

On February 26th, the whole school took part in a Mental Health Awareness Day. During the day, we were fortunate enough to work alongside Seb, a  neuropsychologist from Sheffield. Seb is on a mission to develop and promote mindfulness within children and we absolutely loved having the opportunity to understand the importance of our brain and the power we have over our minds. One pupil said, 'I am shocked what my brain can do because I never knew it could do all this! Today has been so good!' 

Thank you to everybody who donated and bought items from our last bun sale; it was through your kind donations that we were able to pay for Seb to visit our school. Also, a special thanks to Miss Storey and our Mental Health and Wellbeing Parent Group who have pushed for our children to be exposed to these skills and knowledge. We were delighted that members from the group were able to attend the whole school assembly which Seb led. 

Six children from Year 5 have been selected to become Birchfield Mental Health Ambassadors. They started their specific training programme with Seb, Ms Bratby and Miss Storey and we will keep you posted once they have completed all of the modules.