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11/05/21

Been a great start to our Mental Health Awareness Week. Can’t wait for our Wellbeing Wednesday tomorrow. Please remember that students in Years 7 to 9 need to wear their FHS PE kit tomorrow. https://t.co/mj1gGNj5CZ

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29/04/21

Thank you to for the webinar on peer on peer abuse! https://t.co/78xIPYPGxA

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29/04/21

Environmentally aware children devoted their time in lockdown to earning our school an accreditation. Eco-Schools encourages children to drive change & improve their environmental awareness by taking on tasks for the international Eco-Schools Green Flag. https://t.co/l1QejHICUH https://t.co/eJPUfBxU4H

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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24/04/21

A big well done to the students who took part in our Bikeability enrichment activity this week. https://t.co/5chSXuyAtD

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06/04/21

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Forest Hall School (Stansted Mountfitchet) have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Supervisor. For more information visit: https://t.co/PObhZ7EDVB https://t.co/uA0Np9PXBQ

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28/03/21

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There are false reports that lateral flow tests can give you cancer. These rapid tests have been rigorously tested and are safe. The swabs are sterilised with ethylene oxide to ensure they are safe to use. It is one of the most commonly used sterilisation tools. https://t.co/lYWDRluMUh

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27/03/21

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Mrs Fraser

Fantastic last day of term with my lovey year 8 pupils, completing heart dissections . Their lit up faces were a delight to see! https://t.co/k2hyAvS41d

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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23/03/21

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Aged 16-19? and are hosting a really exciting event with on Monday 29th March on Mental Health and Wellbeing! Not to be missed. Register here! https://t.co/FYSDX9Xr2Z https://t.co/jb1qYIJ7hS

21/03/21

Our wonderful school PTA have organised a raffle for Easter. Tickets are £1. Tickets can be purchased here - https://t.co/mxvacXKinK Please support the school PTA!

07/03/21

Work for Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th March for all students is now available on our website - https://t.co/CZAtcKh2ub A reminder that there are no live MS Teams lessons.

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04/03/21

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Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a SEMH Co-Educator. For more information visit https://t.co/myWM4VTfSs https://t.co/18hsjgECyz

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01/03/21

A teacher who had a stroke in her 20s is walking 1.2 million steps to help rebuild the lives of other survivors. Kayleigh Trainor was just 27 when she was shocked to discover she was experiencing a stroke. https://t.co/Efgp1nixvt https://t.co/MJNfMjx1Et

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17/02/21

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Ren

I entered a competition run by the amazing illustrator Chris Mould to win a copy of a beautiful new version of ‘Animal Farm’. It has just arrived and I can’t wait to show my Year 8s who are studying this book at the moment. https://t.co/yWwkptG0ID

09/02/21

We are looking forward to our training tomorrow! https://t.co/vWsDyfVetx

05/02/21

Very proud of Miss Power! She has been an amazing support to colleagues throughout this whole period. https://t.co/UGsogsxCvn

05/02/21

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04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

01/02/21

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Chair yoga for teachers

Chair yoga for teachers

Posted: 19th January 2021

Teachers spending hours hunched over a computer during lockdown are being given some respite with the launch of chair yoga.

With lockdown came the partial closure of schools, with remote lessons meaning both teachers and students spending their days sat at a desk at home.

To help ease the aches and pains brought on by the lack of movement, Forest Hall School has come up with a solution.

Sarah Power, enrichment lead, introduced her yoga classes to the school community at the start of lockdown last year, offering a yoga club to students and remote sessions to colleagues.

Now, she has launched weekly online after-school yoga classes for teachers and other school staff, including stretches which can be done sitting in a chair.

She said: “More people than ever have signed up to my new yoga classes, because everyone is struggling with working from home in lockdown. From the frustrations of IT, to handling their own children at home on top of teaching and all of their other responsibilities. Everyone is feeling it.

“In our normal jobs at school, we would spend our days going from lesson to lesson, doing break and lunch duties and rushing around the place. Now, we are looking at a screen for 300 minutes each day.

“I am offering 30 minutes at the end of the working day to schedule in some yoga and get the body moving. As part of that, I am sharing some chair yoga, so my colleagues can use it throughout their working day.

“Chair yoga can be seen as being just for seniors or those with restricted mobility, but it is for everyone. There is so much you can do in your chair.”

Chair yoga focuses on posture, introducing movements and stretches for the neck, shoulders, spine, hips, wrists and fingers.

Every session ends with meditation.

Miss Power said: “Most people sit with poor posture throughout the day. These sessions encourage them to check in with how they are sitting and demonstrate how they can improve. It’s about looking after ourselves with movement and meditation.

“Some people just need that time and space allocated in the diary as they can feel guilty for doing it on their own. This way, they have an appointment with a teacher and, somehow, they feel like they can allow themselves that time.

“I love teaching, especially when I see people at the end of yoga looking relaxed and knowing they feel so much better for it. It is brilliant to be able to offer this at school.”

Miss Power has introduced meditation into her lessons with Year 10 and 11 students as part of their ASDAN courses which prepare them for life and work.

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