On a beautiful, and unusually warm September morning, a selected group of Year 8 St Mary’s students walked to Cedar’s Park. St Mary’s is so fortunate to have this historic and award-winning Park in such close proximity.
The students took part in a Wild Wellbeing trip organised by Mrs Buxton, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead at St. Mary’s. Wild Wellbeing focuses on improving the emotional wellbeing of young people by taking part in a range of mindfulness activities, such as breathing exercises, tasting, natural art and soundscapes.
Educating young people of these strategies enables them to improve their mental health by connecting to nature.
By the end of the session everyone felt calmer and more relaxed and had learnt some strategies to take away with them.