Kibworth Primary School March 24

Kibworth CE Primary School

Celebrates Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Week!

Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all those who participated in our ‘Wellbeing Week’. It has been a resounding success, and I am delighted that so many of you had the chance to join in with the various activities and workshops that were organised.


The wellbeing of our students is of utmost importance, and it was heartening to see everyone before half term, when we held our annual Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing week in school. The theme this year was ‘My Voice Matters.’ This was a fantastic week where we were able to really focus on teaching our children the tools needed to help them with their wellbeing.

To start each day, we were thrilled to welcome so many families into the hall before school to read with their children and have a slice of toast; this was very well- attended and a brilliant way to start the day.

In addition to all of the activities planned by the teachers, we were lucky to welcome so many visitors to support the teaching of wellbeing. 

We had Dr Monica Quadir speak to our Year 5 and 6 children about managing anxiety, Core Dance, who taught dance to our youngest children, and Leicester Hockey Club who held some hockey workshops for Key Stage 2.  

Coffee morning

We had a coffee morning for families from The Well but we were also able to send our Year 3 pupils to visit The Well to learn how they support the community, in addition to The Well talking to Year 6 pupils in school.

Grafters provided our Year 5 pupils with some fantastic graffiti workshops around the subject of  ‘My Voice Matters.‘ Liz plus members of the St Wilfrid’s church community ran some brilliant prayer spaces with Key Stage 2. 

We had South Leicestershire Sports Partnership work with Year 4 on their wellbeing workshop and the whole school benefited from the Move It March assembly; it was also a great surprise for the children to have a visit from Active Anita!  

We were very lucky to have the local Litter Wombles talk to Key Stage 2 and thank them for their workshop with Year 2. The children also enjoyed a litter pick in the park. Nikki Rockett was a huge hit with Year 6 dance – thank you Nikki- we hear it was a challenging workout! It was also great to see so many parents at Emma’s parent and child art workshops, which were very well-received again.

Finally, it was a delight to welcome so many grandparents to the Year 1 ‘Toys from the past’ morning and we loved seeing the Grandparents and children sharing their old toys together.

It really was a very special focus week!

Danielle Marks 

Deputy Headteacher.