World Sleep Day – Save the Date

Save the date! Join us on World Sleep Day – Tuesday 12th March from 6:15pm – 7:30pm where we’ll be exploring Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with our Place2Be Project Manager Sarah Haywood. World Sleep Day is an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep. More details about our school event to follow…

Happy Purple Friday!

Friday 22nd February is Purple Friday – the last Friday in LGBT History Month, and a day to celebrate LGBT identities and challenge discrimination. 2019 marks 50 years of activism for LGBT rights, and this year we are focussing on people and events that have acted as catalysts for LGBT equality around the world.

Tynecastle High School’s Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance (GSA) have been working hard to get ready to celebrate, with special Purple Friday inputs in assembly and tutor time. Students and staff are invited to show their support by wearing something purple – as well as rainbow shoelaces!

To learn more about Purple Friday, click or tap here: https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/purple-friday-2019/

For support around gender identity or sexual orientation issues, contact Sarah Haywood (our Place2Be School Project Manager) or any member of the Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance team. Mr Pickering, Ms Rodger, Miss Simpson and Mr Clayton are all happy to help.

Ready for a rest? Happy Holidays!

Children’s Mental Health Week is coming to a close, and as the school holiday approaches, today in school we have been focussing on the role of sleep in keeping ourselves Healthy: Inside and Out. New research from Place2Be shows that sleep is connected with worrying: of the 1,100 10-11 and 13-15 year-olds who were surveyed in this new research, those who slept fewer than 9 hours per night were more likely to say they often don’t know what to do when they are worried — and that once they start worrying, they cannot stop.

With that in mind, we wish you all a safe and restful holiday – with plenty of sleep, if that’s what you need. And don’t forget that, after the holiday,  Place2Be staff will still be on hand to support students, families and staff with everything to do with mental health and emotional wellbeing – including issues around sleep. Contact Sarah Haywood, our Place2Be School Project Manager, for more information. Happy holidays!