Annamarie Ellis

AHT Primary

Feeling under pressure is a likely experience for you and many of your colleagues, friends and family. It is quite normal to be feeling this way in the current situation. Stress and the feelings associated with it are by no means a reflection that you cannot manage or that you are weak. Managing your mental health and psycho-social well-being during this time is as important as managing your physical health.

Take care of yourself at this time. Try and use helpful coping strategies such as ensuring sufficient rest and respite during the day, eat sufficient and healthy food, engage in physical activity, and stay in contact with family and friends.

In the light of the ongoing pandemic Woolstonbrook school are offering the Rising Strong Program for 2020-2021. This is a program that entails an eight week program which offers wellbeing activities for pupils, staff and parents with guidance from wellbeing specialist and counselor Joanne Pitt and supported materials shared from the CDC and Police.


Pupil Wellbeing

Back to school Routine Healthy choices Fitness
Change Challenges Fake News Keeping Safe Online

If you want to share positives that have come out of lockdown, these can be added to this page by emailing them to me at AHTPrimary@woolstonbrook.warrington.sch.uk


Staff Wellbeing

Our staff have volunteered to share their time looking after each other by running mindful activities such as cooking, walking club, couch to 5k, drawing club, cycling club and much much more….

The COVID-19 outbreak is a unique and unprecedented scenario for many people, particularly if they have not been involved in similar responses. Even so, using strategies that have worked for you in the past to manage times of stress can benefit you now. You are the person most likely to know how you can de-stress and you should not be hesitant in keeping yourself psychologically well.

This is not a sprint – it’s a marathon!

Couch to 5K

Maurenn Brettell, head-teacher of Woolston Brook School, has started up a running from couch to 5K challenge. Every week, the group’s enthusiasm shows.

Walk to the local Park

John used his motivation skills to promote health and well-being with a walk to the local park.

Cooking 

Weekly sessions have been held by Caroline in the cooking room. Staff have been eagerly awaiting the next session.

Fitness in the gym

Every morning staff are invited to let off a little bit of steam by exercising in the gym. Dave, our enthusiastic instructor likes to set a challenge.


Parent/Carer Wellbeing

Places to go, activities to do with your children or information about your local community

Autumn Term

Cycle Paths & Walking Routes
Best Walking Trails near Warrington, Cheshire, England Warrington.

Walks

Cycling around Warrington British Cycling. Let’s Ride:  rides near you Warrington Overview of all cycle routes
Virtual Coffee Afternoon

This was an opportunity for parents to discuss any concerns they may have over this stressful time, or simply see a smiling face.

Mindfulness Activities

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Meditation – breathing techniques (MP3)
14 Mindfulness trick to reduce anxiety
What is open for Children in the area?

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What’s available in Warrington for pupils

 

Learn a new skill

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Learn a new skill