As part of our Premier League Primary Stars programme we help to deliver mental health collapsed curriculum days for our schools to help pupils develop more of an understanding about mental health and the importance of supporting your own (and others) mental wellbeing.
Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
This week we went we have been at Wainwright Primary Academy. The workshop we delivered uses vibrant resources with fun and engaging activities from the insights of children that motivates pupils to ask questions and interact with the session. Although at first, many of the students suggested that they had little knowledge about mental health and wellbeing, as we began to illustrate the feelings and emotions associated with mental health using sport and child-friendly animations, it seemed they knew more than they thought. It was great to see the engagement continuously rise throughout the workshop and their understanding of mental health grow. In doing so research suggests that this will help students to open up more about difficulties they may be having and will have during their childhood as well as better equip them for dealing with mental illness in themselves and others.
If you would like to find out more about Premier League Primary Stars and/or out mental health workshops simply click here.