Quote of the Week
As part of their new role, the HeadStarters initiated the idea of making up an inspirational quote of the week to be displayed in the SHACK, and shared on the school’s social media forums.
This has encouraged the children to think of what messages motivate and inspire them and to share this with their peers. These messages are a display of pupil voice and comes directly from the children– who better to motivate our pupils than each other?
Our quotes so far include:
‘Be yourself and be a star’
‘You can do anything you put your mind to’
‘Even if you fail on the first try, just keep going!’
We look forward to what our quote of the week will be and the children display enthusiasm and initiative in doing this.
‘Since I knew about HeadStart programme I have communicated better with friends, family and HeadStarters’ – Jeremiah Y5.
HeadStarter Breakfast Club
To start off 2024, we have implemented a Breakfast Club. Our HeadStarter Breakfast Club is an amazing opportunity for our children engage further in their role as Well-being Ambassadors for LCPS.
The sessions include both mindful and sporting activities, with the aim of engaging the children further in the HeadStart programme, whilst also keeping them active. The children in attendance are provided with breakfast and their siblings were invited to come too!
By participating in this breakfast club, the children gain the knowledge and tools needed to promote children and young people’s emotional well-being, both in and out of school, which will work towards their Bronze Award.
Our overall goal is to promote physical and emotional well-being, and interest in extracurricular activities in target groups of children, with hopes that this will enable them to start their school day in the best possible way.
‘I like being a HeadStarter because I get to know people I don’t normally interact with. I also like to help other people’ – Alice Y5.
Week 1 we covered the Well-Being park resources provided by HeadStart, we had open discussions about the 5 ways to well-being and It was lovely to see the children passing on the knowledge to their siblings, which has really helped their understanding.
Week 2 we visited the Recharging Station. As a group we discussed the differences between physical health and mental health and how we look after ourselves. The children discussed what self-care means to them and completed a task of ‘My self-care toolbox’. The children were encouraged to fill in their toolbox worksheet with what works for them. We discussed the importance of looking after ourselves, and the impact this has on our ability to help others.
We intend on running the Breakfast club for this 5-week term, with high hopes of it continuing for the rest of the year.
The children have engaged and have displayed initiative and enthusiasm in coming to school on Wednesday’s. It’s lovely to see them all excited to get together for an hour before school to interact and learn as group.
‘HeadStart has impacted my life by showing me that I have to be kind and be independent. Miss Barrow showed me how to work with my team mates. Thank you for everything.’ – Hafsah Y5
Myself and the children are very excited to see what 2024 has in store for us in HeadStart and we are looking forward to working through and achieving our awards. Our next aim will be to display acts of promoting well-being in the community as part of our Silver Award. The children have so many good ideas and they can’t wait to get the ball rolling with this.
Overall, I am immensely proud to be a part of the HeadStart programme at LCPS, and I am very grateful that the children have shown pride and excitement too. It has been lovely to see them all grown and support each other in the short time I have been here, and I am eagerly anticipating the amazing things we will get up to during the rest of the academic year.
Published: January 22