Last Friday, the children were lucky enough to have one of the first outside visitors of the school year, in the form of the brilliant team known as Fantastic Fred. This NHS workshop promotes mental health and wellbeing through a half-hour interactive show. We met Fantastic Fred and his scientist friend, who used a high-octane and very amusing show to work out why Fred was both fantastic and called Fred. F = Food, R = Rest, E = Exercise and D = Devices. These are the keys to children’s wellbeing and mental health…yes you’ve read that correctly, one of the keys to children’s’ mental health is spending time on devices…in moderation. The show was well received by all of the children and was a great addition to their ongoing work on wellbeing in class.
Young Royal Tunbridge Wells In Bloom
Earlier in the year we took part in the Young Royal Tunbridge Wells In Bloom competition. We were set an environmental challenge. We have just been awarded a certificate for our whole school engagment, which included creating bird boxes, planting trees and our forest school and outdoor learning projects. To find out more please follow the link below:
Here is a photo of some of our year 1 children accepting our certificate on behalf of the whole school. Well done everyone.
To celebrate the creativity at Broadwater Down the children were asked to create an impressive immersive art installation within our beautiful forest. This would prove to be a creative, inspiring and memorable start to the new term.
The children created individual pieces which were hung closely together from branches on selected trees. A pathway lined with woodland finds wound its way through the forest for the children to enjoy all the hanging art.
Their work was creative and colourful with a very personal “wish for the year ahead” secretly hidden within the piece or held in the children’s minds.
The experience of walking through the forest was reflective and thought provoking and gave the children a creative kickstart to this new artistic term.