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Centurions take part in Children’s Mental Health Week

Last week was Children’s Mental Health Week, a week to draw focus on the mental well-being of children and how we as adults can help support and nurture them.

As a charity with a passion and expertise in working with young people and children with mental health issues we reached out to local primary schools, offering workshops that help children ‘Find their Brave’ through the use of drama and movement.  The response was outstanding, showing that schools in our area really do put children and their growth and development at the forefront of everything they do.

Last week saw back to back workshops working with children in reception all the way through to year 6. Drawing on the expertise of our drama specialist and ex teacher, Michelle, children enjoyed the drama games whilst a finding their voices. We saw children who refused to speak to anyone in school saying their name in front of the whole class, quiet children finding their brave to shout and louder children finding a calm and stillness that surprised their teachers!

So far we have delivered the project in all around the Borough including St Catherine’s Primary, St Phillips Atherton, Worsley Mesnes Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, Leigh St Peters Primary, Hindley Primary, Abram Bryn Gates and Bamfurlong Primary.

Workshops are taking place again this week and continuing after half term. If you’d like to book your school for these paid sessions please contact michelle@leighcommunitytrust.co.uk

Follow us in our social media pages (Twitter - @LeighCommTrust, Facebook and Instagram Leigh Community Trust) as more workshops are added, including something for home-schoolers!

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