There are so many things that annoy us, aren’t there? They small things can grow and fester and before we know it we become really negative about life. Mental well being is not just something to band about – it’s important for every single one of us, young and old alike. Keep talking to each other. One of the things I mentioned earlier in the week was some children accessing images from Ukraine on social media. You may have seen ideas to help you talk with your child to make sense of how things affect them at the moment. I recommend looking at this video as well as reading the webpage but it’s ok to tell your child that we don’t know what is going to happen – because we don’t. Please do let us know if there are worries of any kind that you want to discuss. As I’ve said before, we’re not trained professionals in mental health but we can listen. Life can get into perspective when tragedies happen either in the world or in our families, can’t it? Moaning about the dishes not being done is suddenly not important any more – the fact that I have a warm house with a roof and dishes in my kitchen makes me count my blessings.
On a local, positive note, P5 RJ have been looking at democracy and what this means. P2 and P7 have been sharing their learning, P2 have been preparing their outdoor area for spring and enjoying outdoor learning as well as reading together. The Star Awards are for all sorts this week – look at the certificates to see the wide range of achievements. Well done everyone! Thank you to all parents who are patient with us as we still have staff absences. To my colleagues who are off work at the moment – know you are missed – not just because we need you to work – but you are missed because of who you are and what you mean to us.
Have a good weekend but remember hands, face, space!
Aileen Mackay, HT