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Green Time not Screen Time

This week has been mental health awareness week.
The children started the week with a wonderful assembly which introduced mental health as being as important as physical health. Our children were confident and understood the key messages.

As I have spent time in classes and at playtimes this week the children have enjoyed mindfulness time, meditation time and lots of ‘Green Time’. ‘Green Time’ rather than ‘Screen Time’ is a good mantra to take back to you all in your homes following this week. The children at St Peter’s are hugely lucky to enjoy at least four hours of Sport including an hour of PE taken by specialist sports coaches and they enjoy the opportunity to play in matches every week.

This week it was the long trek to Mount Kelly where the 1st XI came back victorious. I couldn’t have been prouder of our girls’ cricket teams on Wednesday. They have embraced the challenge of taking up a new sport with enthusiasm and commitment aided by exceptional sports coaching and it was wonderful to hear them cheering on their teammates from the boundary. Next year the girls will be in cricket whites along with the boys.

I know that our parents and visiting parents enjoy supporting their children and love our wonderful match teas. Devon scones, local clotted cream and jam, millionaires shortbread and a ginormous victoria sponge were set upon with gusto this week. Sarah let on the secret of the catering team’s particularly creamy egg sandwiches which are always demolished – a little salad cream, as well as mayonnaise, gives them a bit of a tang!.

Our Pre Prep enjoyed a very special picnic lunch in the sunshine on Thursday, with other year groups having picnics planned over the term. It has been a wonderful week.

All of your children will have come home with the following poster – do talk to them about what they can do to stay happy and keep a balanced mental health.