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26/05/20

A BIG well done to Josh who has been working exceptionally hard at home. We love his FHS tree which he created for his art home learning. Please continue to send in your home learning stories. We love to share them and celebrate the successes of our students! https://t.co/I9hm6gpJcn

23/05/20

Included in the end of half term letter was information about the Student Executive Team (SET) applications. This year it is an online application. If your child is interested, please use this link - https://t.co/6USViztHGq

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22/05/20

Today’s information sheets on eating disorders, self harm and self esteem. As we come to the end of FHS Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to remind everyone that we are here for you. If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us. https://t.co/z0arSs4Z4b

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21/05/20

A very talented Grace showing us her textiles skills! Well done Grace. Keep up the exceptional home learning. https://t.co/qidtw0aZzi

21/05/20

Due to on going internet and phone issues with our provider we will be emailing our celebration assembly out tomorrow.

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21/05/20

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Magna Carta Primary Academy

Art work created by our key worker children today, using twigs they have been collecting since the provision began Seeing the acronym of the school name like this is a symbol of the strength of our school community. https://t.co/5C6WnlYkMX

21/05/20

We will miss them. It’s been great having them! https://t.co/IPSYhaMKOk

21/05/20

Please be aware that our phone and internet provider is having issues today. We have no phone line and internet access. If you have an emergency, please email Ms Jones - jonesh1.org.uk

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21/05/20

Today’s information sheet for Mental Health Awareness Week is on suicidal feelings. Please, remember we are here for you. However, if you want to talk to someone else, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day. Take care! https://t.co/LbRSKvJIwG

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20/05/20

Darcey has created some exceptional art work while learning at home. We are so proud of you Darcey! Keep up the great work. Well done! https://t.co/EyAUpI3Law

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20/05/20

Today is ‘National Thank a Teacher Day’. This week’s shout out is to Mr Kersey. Mr Kersey has been extremely active in supporting students at home with their learning. Thank you Mr Kersey - you are exceptional! https://t.co/bxFctgFlnd

20/05/20

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students check you’re emails for how you can or follow this link https://t.co/Xvev6hQdx7

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20/05/20

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BMAT

Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

20/05/20

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Impressionable Minds

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge . 1 in 4 suffer with their mental health each year in the UK. The lockdown will have increased anxiety amongst many. Here is a video of a young man I have been mentoring 💪https://t.co/gAhDnxN1qd

20/05/20

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Teaching School

Fantastic article in today’s about the work of Courageous Leaders https://t.co/L77TvXfnID

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20/05/20

As you are aware, FHS is promoting Mental Health Awareness Week. Today’s information sheet is on self-acceptance. If you want to talk to anyone, remember although you are not at school, we are still here for you! https://t.co/cegPWD3yuf

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19/05/20

As shared in the letter from Ms Jones, we are asking you to take part in the NHS embroidery challenge. Your design should be 25cm x 25cm & you can use the template. Mrs Gannon would like all sent/handed back into FHS so we can make a piece of art work with them. https://t.co/kQ3nDoZKZL

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19/05/20

Great to see some exceptional textiles work which has been completed by Kai! Well done! Keep sending in your home learning stories. We love to see them! https://t.co/Re2XVgJwwF

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19/05/20

Today’s mental health and wellbeing advice and guidance from FHS. Stay save and look after your wellbeing! https://t.co/08nia5FLOG

18/05/20

Staff at FHS have made a video on how they look after their mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/ir16hiu2UQ

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Teacher holds yoga sessions for colleagues

Teacher holds yoga sessions for colleagues

Posted: 11th May 2020

Teachers are looking after their wellbeing by attending virtual yoga lessons hosted by a colleague.

Sarah Power, enrichment lead at Forest Hall School, is offering the online wellbeing sessions after qualifying as a yoga instructor.

She said: “I had always intended running staff yoga sessions at school to look after our wellbeing. I felt being able to access it free of charge in school would be a great idea.

“Now, with the school closed to the majority and colleagues working at home, I decided to run the sessions online on Microsoft Teams.”

The first 50-minute class saw seven members of staff from Forest Hall join together, along with partners, children – and pets.

They enjoyed breathing exercises, yoga poses and Tibetan Buddhist singing bowls.

Jonathan Moran, careers lead, said: “I like to work out and stretch regularly, but when there is someone instructing you it allows you to surrender your thoughts and tune out and just breathe and listen to the instructions.”

Miss Power, who rejoined the school in March after a year travelling, said: “Everybody got to have a bit of a chat at the start. We all agreed it was lovely to be able to see each other again. I have not seen some of my colleagues since last summer; it was so nice to see them again.

“You can be really content on your own, but when you do something like this you realise it is really nice to chat and see smiling faces. We were able to do something together, despite being in different places.

“Normally, as teachers, we are running around a classroom, out on duty, covering lunchbreaks; we are very mobile people. Working from home, we are not running after the children, so it is important we do something to keep moving.

“I am catering to complete beginners at a slow pace to show it is accessible for everyone. It is a myth that you have to have certain clothes and be flexible.

“It is just a great way to take care of your own wellbeing. Taking time to sit and breathe is a good way to start the day.

“I love teaching yoga and am looking forward to getting back to school to incorporate this into our routine and to offer it to our students. I want people to use it as a way of forgetting about everything and relaxing; that’s what I’m hoping for.”

Linda McCormack, food technology teacher, said: “It was lovely to connect with other Forest Hall teachers for some yoga. It really gave a positive start to my day.”

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