Tynecastle High School is pleased to be supporting Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 (5-11 February).
The theme this year is ‘Being Ourselves’. Sadly, some children and young people can find it difficult to view themselves in a positive way, with low self-esteem affecting more than 8 in 10 of the pupils who have Place2Be’s one-to-one support. That is why this Children’s Mental Health Week, Place2Be is encouraging children and young people to celebrate their uniqueness and feel comfortable with who they are.
Whilst we cannot always change a child’s situation, helping them to have a positive view of themselves can help them to cope with life’s challenges. Recognising the different qualities of others can also help us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing!
We’ve had some great opportunities in school this week to Be Ourselves and have fun with others:
- On Monday, local singer-songwriter Caro Overy led an after-school singing workshop for everyone in the Tynecastle High School Community
- On Tuesday, students and staff showed us their best moves in a dancing flashmob at lunch time
- Linking in with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, parents and carers who came to our evening event were invited to think about how we can support young people to Be Themselves in the digital world, and make sure they get their Digital 5-a-day
- Young people worked with our librarian Mr Mackenzie on Wednesday to make some fantastic art work about what they share and what they don’t share online
- Friday’s tutor time will give students across the whole school a chance to think about what ‘Being Ourselves’ means to them
Find more information and share Place2Be’s resources for parents, teachers and youth groups at www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk
Sarah Haywood, Place2Be
The Tynecastle Sport Clubs for 2017-18 are now available to view on our website. You can see the clubs by tapping or clicking on the image on the right.
A message from Ricky Karoyan, our Active Schools Co-ordinator –
“Hello! My name is Ricky Karoyan and I am the Active Schools Co-ordinator for Tynecastle High School and cluster Primary schools. I am based in the Music base so please come and say hello on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I aim to offer lots of fun and different sports/activity sessions which will appeal to the wide range of interests that we have in the school population. I can also offer great volunteer opportunities within the school where pupils/parents/staff can assist with or lead sessions where you can access our ‘Fit to Coach programme’. Please get in touch if you would like me to introduce a new club or if you would like to get involved in our programme in any way.”
You can email Ricky at Ricky.1.Karoyan@ea.edin.sch.uk
About Active Schools
sportscotland works in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council to invest in and support the Active Schools team, who work with primary, secondary and special schools in Edinburgh.
Active Schools aims to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children to participate in sport before and after school and at lunch times. A range of volunteers and coaches, including teachers, parents, coaches and young leaders, deliver the activities.
Active Schools works with organisations and individuals, including PE staff, sports development officers and local clubs, to provide a wide range of opportunities connected to physical education, school sport and club sport.
Read more about the role of Active Schools in their Active Schools Booklet by following this link.
We have an another amazing range of options available for our young people for Health and Wellbeing Week this year. You can look through the activities in the slides below. Use the link below that to make your choices. Challenge yourself to do something you might not have thought about before, and try to do something different each day. Make your choices by Friday 2nd June.
Tap here to make your choices (deadline for returns Friday 2nd June)
Please also note the reduced prices available using this link if your child is entitled to free school meals (FSM – Free School Meal Entitlement). If the cost of an activity is a problem you can apply for assistance even if your child does not receive free school meals. To do this contact their guidance teacher (Pupil Support Leader) or Mrs Yvonne McGregor on 0131 337 3488 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org