Pupils at St Nicholas Preparatory School in Kensington will join over 45,000 children and young people around the world on 27 September to draw attention to the vital role of mental wellbeing in education.
St Nicholas Preparatory School will collapse the curriculum for the entire day on 27 September to mark Global Be Well Day, a worldwide event led by Cognita, the group of 73 schools of which St Nicholas Preparatory School is a member. The mental health and wellbeing of young people is now one of the most pressing issues of our times. As governments around the world grapple with how to address it, St Nicholas Preparatory School will hold a community day of activities designed to expand pupils’ and parents’ understanding of wellbeing. These activities will include mindfulness, yoga, zumba and lessons on healthy eating for all pupils from nursery to year 6. There is also a fun run being organised in Hyde Park for pupils in the afternoon.
“By effectively suspending the normal timetable of the school for the day to focus solely on wellbeing we are highlighting the vital role it has in academic success. The work we’re highlighting on 27th September informs and supports everything our pupils do throughout the year. We’re delighted to be joining together with schools all over the world to mark Global Be Well Day 2019” says Jill Walker, Headmistress of St Nicholas Preparatory School.
“We’re making pupils more aware at a young age that they need to care for their mental and physical wellbeing and how they are both linked together” adds Daniel Wood, Head of PE.