At Roecliffe, we are committed to supporting children in developing positive outlooks on health (both mental and physical) and well being.
We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued. We endeavour to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress and aim to ensure that they are supported to reach their potential or to access help when they need it.
Mental Health Champions:
Our Mental Health Champions lead the promotion and development of positive mental health at our school. Each term these pupils meet up and work collaboratively with other pupils who represent the leadership of positive mental health in their own school. Working collaboratively with the other local schools, our Mental Health Champions have produced a children’s Positive Mental Health policy.
Our MH Champions also lead a Wellbeing Day and support the headteacher in promoting ways to maintain positive mental health to our school community.
Here are our Mental Health Champions-
We have mental health ambassadors who meet regularly with other mental health ambassadors to discuss issues and improve school life.
Our Wellbeing Ambassadors promote the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in order to maintain good health throughout our lives. Our Wellbeing Ambassadors work with Phunky Foods to lead whole school events such as poster competitions, providing information in Collective Worships and leading parent/pupil healthy eating workshops.
Here are our Wellbeing Ambassadors-
These children are looking to improve the health and wellbeing of children at Roecliffe and are working with Beth from Funky Food to run competitions and improve the understanding of how to stay fit and healthy.
The government suggest that all children are active for at least 60 minutes every day and we work hard to make this possible. This is even more important when evidence shows that Yorkshire is above the national average for obesity when the children are measured in Reception and year 6.
Our school collaborates with North Yorkshire Sport to further develop aspects of our active learning approach in our everyday teaching.
We believe that children are active beings and that by modifying our teaching to create active learning, the pupils at our school will benefit from the opportunities to improve their critical thinking skills and their retention and transfer of new knowledge and skills.
Active learning also increases children’s motivation for learning and provides opportunities for them to develop and apply interpersonal skills.
Here is a video from one of our Wellbeing Ambassadors and one of our Mental Health Champions explaining why being active is so important and what we do as a school to keep children active.