In these difficult times, it is important that we have a balanced week. While your distance learning work is very important, it is also crucial that we look after our well being and and have some time to connect, be active, keep learning, give, and take notice. In order to support you with this, we are introducing a weekly challenge that is focused on one of the Five Ways to Well-being. These entirely optional tasks have been designed to support your mental health and well-being and you may find that trying these things could help you feel more positive and make the most out of the current period of school closure.
Each week, there will be a challenge to complete and a short Google Form to fill in to either tell us what you have done or reflect on the activity. Good luck!
w/b 18th May
FRIDAY 5TH JUNE 2020
Living Sustainably During Lockdown
This week we are inviting you to get involved in a competition that has been launched by Sustainable St Albans. In the absence of SustFest20, Sustainable St Albans want to celebrate the ways in which families are living more sustainably.
This is a prize draw competition, titled ‘Living More Sustainably During Lockdown’.
The closing date for entry is 5th June.
Enter the prize draw competition by sending them your creative artwork, writing or photos on the theme of sustainability. Visit https://sustainablestalbans.org/lockdown-competition/
We would also love to see your entries, so please upload them here as well.
w/b 11th May
THURSDAY 21ST MAY 2020
Create an instrument using items in your home!
Watch the video above for more info - your task this week is to create an instrument using just the items in your home! It can be anything - be creative (but get permission before using other people's stuff). Here are a few links for inspiration:
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THURSDAY 14TH MAY 2020
Discover the kindness around you
Collect five news stories about acts of kindness you have heard recently. It could be people offering to do others shopping or musicians holding concerts on social media.
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THURSDAY 7TH MAY 2020
What are you missing most about being at school?
Upload a photograph of you holding a sign telling us the thing that you miss most about being in school.
To connect us all together, we would like to create a video of all the photographs that we receive from students and staff. Please make sure that you read the following carefully before you submit a picture:
- Do not include your name (or the name of any other student).
- Ensure there is a neutral background if you can
- No one else should be in the photograph except yourself
- Check with your parent/carer that they are happy for you to submit a photograph.
- Make sure your message is in big letters so that viewers can read it!
Here are some examples from a range of Beaumont staff to give you some inspiration!
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THURSDAY 30TH APRIL 2020
Do something helpful for someone you know e.g. a friend or family member
For example, you could cook them a meal or teach them a new skill.
"Giving is the act of freely parting with something and offering it to someone or something beyond ourselves- a friend, family member, a charity, our local community or our wider-community. It can involve parting with material things like money and gifts, or immaterial things like our time, skills, knowledge, enthusiasm, passion and kindness. In practice, giving can look like a number of things – it could mean supporting a friend with a problem, volunteering your time for a cause you care about, or simply making an effort to make more time for the people that you care about. "