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Oaks Project

During the February half term the children were set the task of completing the ‘The Oaks Project’ which is a Gloucestershire mental health initiative. Using the Five Ways to Well-being model, the children took home an activity task sheet to complete over the week’s holiday with their families.

With the support of their families the children completed excellent work, and recorded many examples from the following areas:

1. Connect – talk with someone in your family and really listen to what they have to say, perhaps ask about something that happened at work, at a club or perhaps how he or she is feeling today and why that is.

2. Be active – do something active with your family like going for a walk or playing a game that gets you moving.

3. Take notice – take a bit of time to notice things around you, perhaps have a mindful moment, notice what you can see, hear, smell, feel. Perhaps notice what the people around you are up to, how they are feeling or acting.

4. Learn – We’re learning new things all the time, see if you can find out something new, an interesting fact, perhaps learn a new skill, you could write  fact files about your family’s favourite things.

5. Give – Think of an opportunity to show kindness to someone else. Being kind to others actually makes you feel good so it’s a kindness for you as much as the person on the receiving end! Try doing something to help out around the house, maybe an opportunity to share with someone, maybe just holding open a door for someone or saying something kind.

They recorded their ideas in a variety of ways:

  • Drew pictures
  • Wrote about it
  • Took photos
  • Made power-points
    Below is an example of the project completed by Leon, in the Jays Class. He presented his work in a power-point, and it shows examples of each of the ‘5 Ways To Wellbeing’ which he completed with his family.
File icon: pptx Leon's The Feel Good 5 Oaks Project Presentation [pptx 5MB] Click to download