Students at St Oscar Romero Catholic School raise the profile of mental well-being, as well as £771.51 for local Mental Health Charity
Students at St Oscar Romero Catholic School were delighted to present a cheque, via a zoom assembly, in the sum of £771.51 to Lisa Green from local charity West Sussex Mind. West Sussex Mind offer advice and information about mental health to adults, young people (16-25), carers, older people and families and information about mental health.
Early in November, students had taken part in a series of activities, over the course of a week, to mark Mental Wellbeing Day. Activities included random acts of kindness; writing to or calling someone who lives far away; thinking about qualities of others they admire; Flashmob dances; yoga sessions; Kahoot quiz; ‘knit and natter’ and ‘fix your bike’ clubs; as well as a mufti day to raise funds for West Sussex Mind. Members of school staff also spoke about the importance of mental health, including sharing their own personal experiences. Lisa Green from West Sussex Mind said "I would like to say a very big thank you for organising a mufti day with your students on our behalf - we really appreciate your efforts. Once again, many thanks for helping us to continue our much needed work"