Local School Joins Global Effort For Young People’s Wellbeing
Written by Chris Harris on September 19, 2019
Students at Quinton House School will join over 45,000 children and young people around the world on the 27th of September to draw attention to the vital role of mental wellbeing in education.
The school will do away with the standard curriculum for the entire day to mark “Global Be Well Day”, a worldwide event led by Cognita, a group of 73 private schools across the world.
The mental health and wellbeing of young people is now one of the most pressing issues of our times.
As governments around the world grapple with how to address it, Quinton House School will hold a day
of activities designed to expand students’ understanding of wellbeing.
Students will take part in a carousel of activities including the importance of sleep, the impact of social
media and screen time, and a session entitled ‘good to talk’ which will focus on the positive use of
conversation to improve wellbeing. As well as the carousel of sessions there will be extended breaks
and a whole school BBQ lunch.
Principal of Quinton House School, Jo Storey said: “By effectively closing the school for the day to focus
solely on wellbeing we are highlighting the vital role it has in academic success. The work we’re
highlighting on 27th September informs and supports everything our students do throughout the year.
We’re delighted to be joining together with schools all over the world to mark Global Be Well Day