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World Mental Health Awareness Day

Wednesday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. To show support for better mental health and wellbeing, Shirland school joined the rest of the 5 Pits Partnership in wearing yellow clothing for the day. The 5 Pits Partnership council representatives from each school joined together to investigate 'Our amazing brain', looking at our 'meerkat brain' (amygdala) , 'elephant brain' (limbic system) and 'monkey brain' (the cortex). They discussed ways to help calm our meercat brain so that we are able to use our wiser monkey brain. The representatives took part in a session led by Shirland's Learning Mentor, Claire Hunter, in which Claire took the children from high energy movement down to low energy relaxation techniques.