Keep safe and have a great half term

February half term

A message for parents and carers –
As half term approaches can I ask you please to emphasise to your son/daughter the importance of keeping themselves safe. This includes being responsible around water and waterways, using roads safely and being safe around those they do not know if approached. You will have seen also that we have had a focus on taking care of our mental health in school this week which has provided lots of useful information which can be found on our website by tapping on the ‘health and wellbeing’ tag in the tag cloud on the right side of the front page.

If you have any concerns about your child’s safety please do contact us for help and advice. I hope you all have a lovely half term.

Hazel Kinnear

How gratitude helps us to bounce forward

…and some resilience-themed films!

CMHW_sunshine_LogoWhat a week! Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent, Dress Down Friday to support elderly people in our local community… and Children’s Mental Health Week! Good job there’s a school holiday on the horizon – we’ll all need a break to recover!

Research suggests that gratitude – the simple act of noticing and appreciating the things in our lives that we can feel glad and grateful about – is a key ingredient in cultivating resilience. So as we head into the holiday, we at Place2Be would like to thank all the students and staff at Tynecastle High for their generous support of our Children’s Mental Health Week campaign this year. It’s been a real privilege to spend the week talking and thinking with all of you about emotional resilience and how we can build our capacity to ‘bounce forward’ from life’s challenges.

We’ve played ‘Resilience Roulette’ at the Community Desk and recommended our favourite ‘resilience reads’ in the library. Today all students have been learning more about resilience in tutor time. The Tynie FM student radio team even broadcast a resilience-themed playlist on Wednesday lunchtime!

Place2Be wish you all a restful and reinvigorating February break. See below for some top tips for movies about people ‘bouncing forwards’ that you might like to watch while you relax and unwind. Happy holidays!

Films with a resilience theme –
recommended by the Tynecastle High Film Club

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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A Beautiful Mind
Ordinary People
Still Alice
My Sister’s Keeper
The Wind Rises
Now is Good
I Am Sam
Silver Linings Playbook
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