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Longwood Academy proud to be nominated for well-being award

Communities / Fri 14th Oct 2016 at 01:09pm

ON World Mental Health Day (10th October) Longwood Primary Academy are being recognised for their commitment to children and young people’s mental health. Longwood Primary Academy are finalists at the Wellbeing in Schools Awards, organised by children’s mental health charity Place2Be and supported by The Garfield Weston Foundation.

Longwood Primary Academy has been nominated for its work to ensure mental health has the highest, positive profile. By championing emotional resilience and researching ways of developing positive mental health, the school is developing a happy, thriving community.

Former Longwood pupil Cerys Kenny, age 11, is a finalist in the ‘Child Champion’ category. In Year 6, she developed a unique
workbook approach to help fellow pupils to overcome anger and to explore their feelings around issues upsetting them.

The finalists will attend a prestigious awards ceremony at Mansion House in London on 22 November, where the winners will be announced.
James Hollinsley, Head Teacher at Longwood Primary Academy said:

“The wellbeing of pupils is paramount at Longwood Primary Academy, so we are ecstatic that all the concerted efforts of the school have been recognised. Making sure that all our pupils feel happy and secure in the school is a top priority.

“We’re incredibly proud of Cerys – the innovative idea that she had to help other children think about and explore their feelings will really have a lasting impact on the school and its pupils.”

Cerys Kenny, age 11, finalist in the child champion category said:
“There are no words to explain how it feels to be a finalist. I’m still shocked! It’s amazing!”

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