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19/05/19

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Mountfitchet Castle

New arrivals today - doves have just hatched 🐣

19/05/19

Thank you to (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) for the donation of a defibrillator. The training we received was excellent and we want this to be available to the . We have raised £300 of the £600 we need for a suitable outdoor container in which to store it. https://t.co/SKYptUqDu4

15/05/19

The reality of dementia is being explained to young children through an art project. Magna Carta Primary Academy has partnered with Volunteer Uttlesford to take part in numerous pieces of work together. https://t.co/Cjg0dkLTSt https://t.co/QVqeFBaiFD

14/05/19

Young sports stars competed against themselves to improve their health and ambitions. Year 1 and 2 pupils from Magna Carta Primary Academy took part in the Athletics Festival with other local schools. https://t.co/fIjP0hvZIq https://t.co/jVwOjOqnca

13/05/19

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Forest Hall School

A Stansted teenager is celebrating success at a regional public speaking contest. Brandon Gooding Monfries was one of 17 Year 10 students to reach the North Essex Regional Final of the Speak Out Challenge. https://t.co/mJaO8PK3Ol https://t.co/ftWUYLqhmt

13/05/19

A life cycle is happening right in front of the curious eyes of young children. Magna Carta Primary Academy has captured the attention of its Reception pupils by setting up a tank of tadpoles in their classroom. https://t.co/h8ikeAGpCS https://t.co/Qz52SOdDxh

10/05/19

It was so good working with you for the afternoon. Thank you for giving so much of your time and help.

08/05/19

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Miss McMullan

Happy 93rd birthday to this inspiring man! https://t.co/uzcyqTkoCh

08/05/19

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Welcome to Twitter ! Looking forward to seeing the achievements of the Eco club. https://t.co/tQ3StGrUlD

08/05/19

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Forest Hall School

With the GCSE exams starting on Monday please ensure your son/daughter looks after their mental health. We wish all students good luck! https://t.co/WQtvrgP9bp

08/05/19

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Teaching School

Join us tomorrow for a event. Find out about our various routes into a career in teaching! https://t.co/YgshalV8wi

08/05/19

Children who lack confidence to contribute in class are benefitting from a unique new form of sign language. Magna Carta Primary Academy has developed its own system to enable all pupils to give feedback during lessons. https://t.co/i7lEKc6A88 https://t.co/jFet96LYvP

07/05/19

Today pupils learned about the Islamic festival in assembly. Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim families.

06/05/19

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BookTrust

Today is very special... the Very Hungry Caterpillar is celebrating his 50th anniversary! It's the first book we remember getting from our nursery library 😍 In tribute to Eric Carle's creation, we're going to copy his meal plan (though hopefully not the stomach ache). https://t.co/SbYzZWWrbp

06/05/19

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan. Wonderful news. https://t.co/jOnG9goQIG

05/05/19

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SF Said

Why do I write children's books? Because they're the most important books of all – the ones that make us readers & stay with us forever. And you can read them at any age. Children's books are really BOOKS FOR EVERYONE! https://t.co/I0v9rgIAfF (Art: Quentin Blake) https://t.co/RUKPFVVhmj

02/05/19

Athletics Festival https://t.co/GOmEU4Otyi

02/05/19

Thank you to the USSP for organising another great sports festival yesterday. https://t.co/iL3q9rFFZQ

01/05/19

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Penguin Books UK

’In the marvellous month of May when all the buds were bursting, then in my heart did love arise.’ Henirich Heine

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Young children take care of mental health

Young children take care of mental health

Posted: 21st February 2019

Young children are being encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings as their school works to look after their mental health.

Magna Carta Primary Academy has introduced a wealth of initiatives to ensure its young people always know where to turn when they need support.

The school recently supported the Beat the Blues and Wear Yellow day by Mid and North Essex Mind charity to raise funds for one-to-one emotional wellbeing support in the area.

As a school, Magna Carta used the event to talk to pupils about mental health, about their feelings and how talking can help.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “This work is important as mental health needs the same attention as physical health and yet there is a stigma attached to it. If you start with educating the youngest people in the community, they will grow up without that stigma. It’s also our way of showing parents we’re aware everyone has mental health, so we do not shy away from talking about it.

“It is also important to teach children there could be someone else feeling sad or upset and how they can support them by letting them know they are there for them.”

Pupils were encouraged to identify what they were feeling and to understand the difference between positive and negative thoughts.

Bubble Time has also been introduced at the school, where children can put a note or their photo on the classroom wall to signal they need to talk to someone.

A Bubble Room will give children space to reflect and take time out to deal with their emotions.

Mr Solomonides said: “The Bubble Room will be full of sensory equipment, things that light up and items to touch and will give pupils somewhere to calm down. During some recent training, we were told once a person hits crisis point, it takes up to 90 minutes to be ready to face the world again. That’s a long time and yet sometimes we expect children to come back from a crisis far quicker; we expect them to come back within minutes. Sometimes, they could look alright, but they need time to get their emotions to calm down.

“It’s about saying we acknowledge everyone has mental health needs and there needs to be space in the building as much as in the curriculum to fulfil those needs. It’s not just about academic learning, it’s about wellbeing. Nobody can learn if they’re not in the right place mentally to do so.

“These initiatives give our adults an opportunity to find out how pupils are feeling. It has been a huge hit with getting children to talk about what they feel.”

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