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Inside Out Day for Children’s Mental Health Week

Lots of pupils and staff, along with our treasured school dog Horace, enthusiastically took part in Inside Out Day on Thursday 6th February – a fantastic initiative as part of Children’s Mental Health Week, led by the charity Place2Be.

Children and adults alike wore items of clothing ’inside out’ to inspire everyone to stop and think about how appearances can be deceptive. The aim of Inside Out Day is to remind everyone to be kind; although someone may look fine on the outside, on the inside they may be feeling sad or worried. Inside Out Day engaged pupils in discussions around emotional wellbeing and helped to reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

Inside Out Day not only raised awareness but also funds for the foundation If You Care Share, which supports emotional wellbeing amongst young people.

Other initiatives at Highgate Primary for Children’s Mental Health Week included singing competitions and yoga sessions.

Our PSHE Lead Billie-Jean said: “I am thrilled by the children’s response to Inside Out Day; throughout the school, it has ignited conversations around children’s mental health and raised awareness of some of the problems faced by young people today. It has been great to see the profile of mental health rising in the national agenda and we are very proud that this is mirrored in our school.

A big thank you to Billie-Jean for organising Inside Out Day at Highgate Primary and to everyone who took part.