Billesley Primary School is committed to achieving excellence in all aspects of school life. We have the highest expectations for teaching, learning and achievement across the school. Our aim is to make learning enjoyable, allowing every individual to achieve their best and to nurture their talents, as well as giving them safety, security and the skills they will need to be active, responsible citizens and happy, caring adults in the future.
We recognise that to achieve this and for children to succeed, children need to be physically fit, resilient and mentally healthy; that is to say, they have good emotional well being. And so we are committed to:
• Ensuring children have the knowledge and skills to develop good physical health and healthy minds. • Developing in children skills and strategies that will stay with them into adulthood and will help them to cope with the worry and stress of life’s ups and downs.
Children who are mentally healthy have the ability to: • develop psychologically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually • initiate, develop and sustain mutually satisfying personal relationships • use and enjoy solitude • become aware of others and empathise with them • play and learn • develop a sense of right and wrong • resolve problems and setbacks and learn from them
With all this in mind, we are aiming to raise £30,000 to improve children’s well being. All money raised will be used to create inspiring places within our school and school playground to provide children with a range of physical challenges and activities, as well as providing quiet spaces for reading, mindfulness activities and mentoring.
Developments will improve children’s physical and mental health, and help them to become more resilient, through improving self-esteem, confidence, a belief in self, problem-solving skills and an ability to deal with change. They will have opportunities to be more active, engage in mentoring, help others, engage in mindfulness activities and access quiet relaxing spaces, where they can simply relax or share a book with their friends.
Money Raised so far £14,981
Our fundraising campaign has been going from strength to strength and we are overwhelmed to let you know that so far we have raised over £14,000 for Children’s Well Being. We cannot thank you enough for your support and your wonderful generosity.
The time has come to spend some of the money to create inspiring places within our school and school playground to provide children with physical challenges and activities, as well as providing quiet spaces for reading, mindfulness activities and mentoring. Keep an eye out for new additions to the playground......
In the meantime, children are being taught strategies for mindfulness and the importance of physical activity to improve their well being. Teachers are constantly supporting children to improve self-esteem and confidence and develop problem-solving skills and an ability to deal with change.
Thank you for your continued support. Money raised in the Autumn term include donations of £328, class events £446, the halloween disco, which raised an incredible £525 and the Christmas Fayre raising an amazing £1298.
We still need to raise lots more money to ensure the best for all our children. Please keep giving generously and join in with future events. Watch out for: The superhero disco The Easter raffle The talent show More class events Staff Snowden challenge
You can also donate by clicking the Just Giving link below. Thank you