Claremont Fan Court supports #HelloYellow mental health awareness campaign

Claremont Fan Court School was awash with yellow on Friday 9 October in support of the Young Minds UK #HelloYellow campaign to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day.

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16th October 2020 — Claremont Fan Court School was awash with yellow on Friday 9 October in support of the Young Minds UK #HelloYellow campaign to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day. All parts of the school participated, with both pupils and staff wearing yellow such as headbands, socks, ties, hats and face masks. The campaign advocates that nobody, including young people, need feel alone with their mental health and that looking after our wellbeing is just as important as our physical health.

To raise awareness and reduce the stigma often relating to mental health, a variety of positive activities took place throughout the school including PSHE lessons about wellbeing and the support available. The senior school also asked pupils for feedback on how senior leaders could further address any issues raised by pupils on the subject of mental health.

Mrs Rachel Heard, who spearheaded this inaugural event, said: “It is fantastic that all three schools got involved in the campaign. It is essential that the wellbeing of both pupils and staff are talked about, especially during such a challenging year, and that we all come together as a community to have some fun!"

Mind is one of the school’s chosen charities this academic year. For more information on the support Mind provide or to donate to this wonderful cause, please visit https://www.mind.org.uk/

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About Claremont Fan Court School

We are a gently selective co-educational independent school for children aged from 2 1/2 to 18 years, situated in Esher, Surrey.

At Claremont, there is a space for every kind of individual to find their niche and thrive within it. We invest in pupils' character, so Claremont students can unlock potential they didn’t even know they had, and achieve what seemed impossible. Staff and pupils are enabled to support and extend the atmosphere of respect, courtesy, love of learning and the value of friendship held dear at our school.

We have 100 acres of historic landscaped grounds to offer a wide range of fully co-ed sports, a brand new science and technology building with outstanding facilities and a broad curriculum of arts, alongside over 60 co-curricular activities including dissection, dragon's den, yoga and Lego clubs. 

Our teaching philosophy is to link academic rigour and the value of good character. The academic programme ensures that pupils attain the highest qualifications of which they are capable. The pastoral curriculum includes three weekly assemblies, discussing the importance of contributing positively to school and home and weekly PSHE lessons. Behavioural standards are high and pupils develop and value respect for peers, teachers, the school and greater society.


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