This week (week 2) of couch to 5k….
Each session is 6 rounds of 2minutes walking, 90 seconds running
I will only post one video this week so repeat this sequence to make sure you do it 3 times this week 🙂
Next week (18th-25th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is ‘kindness.’
We know that this is a really tough time for people and the current situation may be impacting negatively on our mental health.
Students – when you are in school, you have Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Senior Leaders, Cleaners, Governors, Site Managers, Caretakers, ICT technician, reception staff. At this time, the people that are looking after you have to do all of these jobs and that is really tough!
Here are some ideas for how you could show kindness to them
Take some photos of your act of kindness and send to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them up during Mental Health Awareness Week.
Watch out for some activities to do next week also!
Stay safe and keep smiling
Hope you are well, the Right of the Week this week is that all children have the right to good quality health care and to be healthy – really key at the moment!
Attached is a powerpoint with some lovely primary and secondary ideas. Please feel free to email me pictures of any work completed – email@example.com
Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed mindful handwashing. This week I particularly noticed the fragrance of the handwash and the gentle warmth of the water between my fingers as I focussed on my own handwashing.
For this week consider making a mindful rainbow
This is a simple activity that will teach your child to be mindful of his or her surroundings.
Before you begin, have a quick discussion to remind him of the colours of a rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). Then, step outside for a short walk in a green space or local park. If this is difficult then your garden will provide lots of inspiration.
Throughout the walk, ask your child to find something to represent each colour of the rainbow. Maybe you could bring a small notebook to jot down the answers, or simply take note of them in their mind.
Depending on the surroundings, some colours will be more difficult to locate than others; this is part of the fun!
Try to keep walking until you’ve found an example of every colour. As your child’s mindfulness grows, this strategy might turn into a daily mindful habit and be useful as a grounding or settling strategy.
When done, discuss how it felt to notice what was around you on the walk and be mindful of your surroundings. Was it fun? Was it calming?
We would love to hear about your journey to find a mindful rainbow!