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Mental Health Week - Express Yourself

This week in school and at home we have been taking part in Children's Mental Health Week, exploring the theme of Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity and all week we have been thinking about the art, music, poetry, dance, drama, and activities that make us feel good. Expressing yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others but about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself. All week we have been sharing things that express our personalities and make us feel good. The week culminated in an Express Yourself Mufti day where children dressed to show their personality and hobbies. Sophie wore a shirt in beautiful fabric made for her when she used to live in Lilongwe in Malawi and Poppy chose to decorate her dungarees with sequins, buttons, paintbrushes and measuring tapes to communicate her passion for art and sewing. Destinee chose to wear and outfit saying "Be your best self" - something she tries to do every day - whilst Mubarig wore clothes to reflect his faith and Najma chose an outfit to celebrate her Somali heritage. At home there have been some great expressions too - watch out for them on your meets today.