Well Being Ambassadors
Following a request from a student in Year 11, a group of five students formed a group of ambassadors to promote mental health and wellbeing at KSCS. Over the past year, they have been instrumental in putting in place events and strategies to benefit the whole school. These have included positive framed messages in all toilets; production of a laminated signposting card for students to access help both in and out of school; assemblies; a stall every break and lunch during mental health awareness week selling energy balls and flapjacks, helpful information, a noticeboard for people to write a tip for “When I’m Stressed I…..” and a competition to design a wellbeing logo for KSCS. They also arranged for a yoga teacher to give a free lesson after school to help promote relaxation techniques for Year 11 prior to exams and staff. The lead ambassador secured two lots of funding for our new budget.
New students in Years 7 and 8 came on board as they were inspired by what the others were doing.
Meetings with Mr. Erwin and the team at least once each half term.
Five x Year 11 students
Four x Year 7 and several Year 8 who wanted to help during the charity week.
Aspect of SMSC
Reason for event
Increased awareness of Mental Health and what it means.
All students know how to access help in and out of school.
Improved confidence and self-esteem for those helping.
A sense of belonging and satisfaction in helping others.
KSCS now has a dedicated wellbeing logo.
Big plans for the future of MH&W at KSCS which will benefit all students and staff.
The year 11 students were recognised in the local community and received an award for their efforts plus £50 to add to our budget.