Our Wellbeing Warriors
Our 'Wellbeing Warriors' provide a listening ear for children around the school and can then talk to an adult if a child might need further support with their emotional wellbeing. They can be a friendly face and a buddy to anyone feeling lonely at playtimes and lunchtimes and know how to access a quiet place for children if they need to.
This group of children take it in turns to support ‘Wellbeing’ themed assembly once a month and these cover themes such as: worries, feelings, changes, sleep, healthy eating, relaxation etc. Where possible, these themes may link to special days or events in the school calendar. For example, we will talk about changes towards the end of the academic year as lots of children find transitioning to another class or school a real challenge.
They are encouraged to remember and use the acronym ‘NOALS’ when supporting children.
We introduced ‘Noal’ as a character and name and he is somebody with high regard for proper standards of conduct. ”For example, being kind to others & doing the ‘right’ thing. Also, the name Noal means the beginning (Origin) of something. This links well with the beginning of a new idea (Wellbeing Warriors) in school which will help others.
N = Noticing other children. Becoming aware if another pupil is upset or needs help
O = Observe. Don’t just rush in. Assess the situation. Does the person really need your help, or can they sort things out for
A = Attend/Act with kindness. Do something to help. Approach the person and find out if they are OK
L = Listen. Reflect back and be kind
S = Speak out. Tell an adult helper if needed
Our lead for this area is Miss Summers
Our Friendship Bench
The Wellbeing Warriors came up with the idea of having a friendship bench for Ludwell School. It will be near the allotments and clearly painted turquoise. The Warriors have decided that the friendship bench will be where someone can go if they feel sad.
“Then we can come over to see if you’re okay. We will also be doing an assembly on friends for the school. This will help people not feel as sad if they are lonely but also how to get along better with each other.”
The Wellbeing Warriors