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#Childrensmentalhealthweek – Ivy House School

As it's Children's Mental Health Week this week we asked our fantastic Derby City Schools what they're getting up to so we can shine a spotlight on some of the great work in the city. Today we're shining that light on:


The staff at Ivy House have put together a raft of exciting activities and experiences for it's pupils this Children's Mental Health Week all in aid of helping them to find their Brave.

This includes a wide range of arts and crafts and play-based exercises, including things like 'Sound Bath Therapy', 'Reflexology', 'Sensory Stories', a 'beauty spa' and a trip to the schools Sensory Room for the Cinema. On Thursday they're also planning a wonderful sounding 'Mindfulness Walk' (weather permitting!) for the pupils who will no doubt have a great time learning and playing with the sensory nature toys.

Topping off the week is Friday's 'Bravery Celebration' in the school hall which is being paired with a 'Disco Party' after for all pupils. In the 'Bravery Celebration' event one child from each class will be presented with a 'Bravery Award' and certificate in recognition of their finding their brave!