Half Term Focus – Connecting to Others

Every half term at The Bridge we focus on one of our core Unique Me principles. For the Autumn term, as we return to school after a long, and sometimes difficult period away from each other, we thought it apt to focus on “Connecting to Others”. Our main aim this term, above everything else is to re-establish relationships and our human connections with each other whilst returning to learning. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt far and wide but perhaps the most difficult aspect of the lockdown for many was the lack of social interaction – with family, friends and even missing school! This has led many people to feel anxious about returning to school or work and the need for a gentle transition back to some semblance of normality has been essential. Here at The Bridge we have encouraged and supported Connecting to Others through –

  • Break and lunchtimes together in the hall
  • The delivery of Level 1 OCN Developing Emotional Resilience workshop with all learners who attended receiving the Level 1 official qualification
  • The PSHE “Mini-Me” challenge whereby every member of the school made a version of themselves in clay to form The Bridge Family showing that we are all part of a strong and supportive community

Our World Mental Health Day #HelloYellow afternoon tea and quiz to raise funds for the mental health charity Young Minds – £160 raised!!

  • Completing gratitude journals
  • Film club

As this half term draws to a close, we are all feeling the benefits of being back at school – the routine and structure, the conversations and laughs with friends, the feeling of achievement – and look forward to the lead up to Christmas. A massive well done everyone for playing a big part in our successful return!

Maria Jackson
Head of PSHE and Deputy Safeguarding Leader

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