FCG健康日:世界心理健康日 FCG Wellness Day: World Mental Health Awareness Day
As one of our first Fettesian Events, the staff and students of FCG celebrated World Mental Health Awareness Day last week alongside our sister school in the UK.
At Fettes, we know that happy children thrive. In line with the ethos of Fettes College in the UK, at FCG we are committed to delivering high-quality pastoral care in order that our students feel safe and supported, which gives them the confidence to take on challenges in the classroom and other areas of life. A key part of feeling happy is good mental health but we know that many people in today’s society can find this difficult. As a school, it is our responsibility to raise awareness of the importance of mental being, remove any stigmas that may be associated with mental health illness, and give our students the tools they need to achieve good mental wellbeing.
On Friday 14 we held a series of events across the school – for all PS/MS/SS grades and covering all disciplines including Learning, Life, Sports, the Arts and Co-Curricular. It was a truly whole-school event and therefore had the maximum positive impact.
学习 Learning: ：
In the classroom school during Tutor Time MS/SS students watched a video about teen mental health then discussed various coping strategies to help support good mental health such as keeping a diary, having a gratitude jar and talking to friends. In PS, students learnt that both mental and physical health are equally important aspects of being well. They drew stick figures to express their own state of health which created a safe way for the children to be able to share any concerns.
In Boarding our students discussed strategies to promote healthy eating and sleep routines which are so important for mental wellbeing.
艺术与拓展活动 The Arts & Co-Curricular：
At lunchtime our specialist staff provided guided activities to promote active body and mind. Students of all ages could choose between soothing meditation, mindful colouring, chess (both Chinese and western Chess) and table-tennis. It was fantastic to see our students so productively engaged and strengthening friendships across the school.
We celebrated the end of the day with a fantastic whole-school run around our magnificent campus. All students from G1 competed, earning points for their House and achieving a great sense of physical wellbeing and personal satisfaction. Being physical active is essential for good mental wellbeing. This whole-school run was inspired by the annual Steeplechase, a traditional run at Fettes College that has taken place every year since 1878! Our students were inspired by this rich history but were excited to add their own elements including the cooling water sprays which were wonderfully refreshing….. and certainly not needed in Scotland where the weather is far less hot!
We are enormously proud of all our students and the positive spirit with which they have embraced these first Fettes Events. We are already excited about what’s next in the Fettesian Events Calendar. Watch this space!!!