We aim to fit in 3 Stormbreaks during the school week for all children from Acorn to Oak Class.
Stormbreaks aim to improve children's mental health through movement; helping them to learn skills and strategies to use when facing challenges and difficulties.
Stormbreak sessions last, on average, about 15-20 minutes. During a Stormbreak session, children are encouraged to take part in a group or individual activity eithier within or outside the classroom. The activity will be linked to one of the five core concepts of mental health:
Hope and Opimism
During each activity, children are taught, in a child-friendly, age-appropriate way, what the concept means and learn different ways in which they can support themselves to be mentally healthy in that area.
By talking about these mental health concepts regularly, it helps to reduce the stigma about mental health.
All children are encouraged to take part, with any engagement celebrated, ensuring activities are accessible to all.
Stormbreak at home:
You could try out these Stormbreaks based on the Commonwealth Games: