Our Rainbow room is a beautiful Nurture Room which allows all children a safe space to discuss feelings, friendships and families. All children across the school access the GLL statutory 'Pink Curriculum' within this room, in small groups. We follow all of the GHLL resources including the Pink Curriculum, RSE curriculum and Primary Mental Health.
If you have any questions, or would like to see any of the resources we will be using with children, please see Miss Ryan or Miss Nessling.
Mental Health is fast becoming one of the largest issues facing our society in the modern world. Huge numbers of children, teenagers and adults are suffering from stress-related illnesses as well as a wide range of new mental disorders we are just discovering. This is at the top of the agenda for teachers as children and teenagers are put under ever-increasing levels of stress from an exam and results based culture.
Following the results of the Gloucestershire Pupil Survey, at Bledington Primary, we are using our Nurture Room and Primary Mental Health to help encourage positive attitudes towards mental health. We aim to help children calm their minds, focus on the present and stop intrusive thoughts including angry feelings which may sabotage their learning.
This subject is a statutory part of the National Curriculum and this new scheme by GCC will become compulsory across the next two years, promoting forming strong, positive, safe and healthy relationships. It promotes pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. This scheme has been written by GHLL, Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Board (GSCB), forming part of the PINK curriculum.
We aim to give our young people the tools they require to recognise what is healthy, understand what they can do about things that might not be healthy or which worry them and who to talk to about this.
This scheme will be covered in single year group sessions; 4 lessons per year, building on their knowledge each year. All content and questions will be addressed at an age-appropriate manner as stated within our school RSE policy and within the RSE scheme. For more information, please check our Solid Ground Rules or School Policy.
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