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02/08/22

Retweetd From Danny Vehit 🫧⚒🫧

We coach grassroots football to talented and amazing young ladies,to start them on the journey to becoming the future of women’s football. Huge credit goes to For making huge steps towards making this happen. ⚽️💙⚽️

25/07/22

Retweetd From HegartyMaths Team

Students at Harris Academy Ockendon should be very proud of their efforts. Two Super School awards this year, including a Silver for video watch time! Well done! https://t.co/LyG6EC8pvA

22/07/22

Our soon-to-be Y12 Law students had an incredible time at Chambers this week for the Skills for Law & Success Programme arranged by . Students felt it was an "amazing experience" to be taught by a judge & two barristers with time set aside for discussion & mentoring. https://t.co/hFx2PlReag

21/07/22

Year 7 Boys 200m 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏿‍♂️ https://t.co/XYuJNvrxLE

21/07/22

Year 8 girls 200m 🏃‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️ https://t.co/q8CYMzka2J

21/07/22

Year 9 boys 200m 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/HZUUXvLiRh

21/07/22

Year 9 girls 200m 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/zd6IPrWaS3

21/07/22

Stamina! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏿‍♂️ https://t.co/blDQ8YREfw

21/07/22

👏🏿👏🏽👏🏻 https://t.co/ONEIqfQ8dz

21/07/22

Soaking up the vibes between events https://t.co/iwtrpQyg0s

21/07/22

Javelin 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/PUXo7Vxkj2

21/07/22

Rounds of inspiration from our rounders teams 🏏 https://t.co/i5rry2RQUi

21/07/22

Some tentative team-building on https://t.co/Vy2jxTRcLc

21/07/22

Tracing the history of Hip Hop & experimenting with our own creative flair 🎤 Workshops delivered by the wonderful 👏🏿👏🏽👏🏻 https://t.co/kH3WR1IYzM https://t.co/KwnrjtjOOZ

21/07/22

Our intrepid students this week became police cadets in an attempt to solve the puzzling case of The Body in the Park! 🔎 https://t.co/kH3WR1IYzM https://t.co/PVu3ngaK1M

21/07/22

From the fields of Ancient Greece to the fields of Ockendon. Behold our sturdy charioteers! 👇🏼#MakingMemories https://t.co/kH3WR1IYzM https://t.co/r2cQfL8Fxy

21/07/22

Well that's a wrap on Making Memories Week. We've done everything from Chariot Racing, tracing the History of Hip Hop, to the Chocolate Challenge! Now for Sports Day 2022! 🏏⚽️🥇🥈🥉

20/07/22

Our year 8s making memories and chariots today 🎉 https://t.co/GZ1mwQEFOY

13/07/22

Well done to the year 7 rounders team on placing 2nd in the borough competition 🎉🎉 https://t.co/piOe8vRGpF

12/07/22

Prom vibes 🌳👗🥳 https://t.co/uVd6m7L9TN

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Mental Health

Mental health head

It is always important to take care of our mental health, to keep ourselves healthy and look after those around us. This page is a reminder of how to set up good routines, tips on activities you can do to keep yourself well and motivated, along with advice on where to go to seek support.

We all have Mental Health

We All Have Mental Health is an animation video produced by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  It has been designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what is meant by mental health and how we can look after it. 

Working from home tips

We know that most of our students will be studying in school, but for students who may find themselves studying at home it can be a real change from what you're used to and can be challenging in different ways. Where has all your focus and motivation suddenly gone? Everything is a distraction, from the TV, to the fridge, the washing machine, your pets and you’re oh so close to your comfy, warm bed!

But we know you don’t want to fall behind with your studies, so you’re going to need to create an environment for yourself that helps you block out all those distractions and get to work!

  1. Make a morning routine

The problem: Working from home means your morning commute is a breeze! No more setting your alarm hours before to get ready for lessons. Instead, you might find yourself getting up five minutes before you start. The problem is, this isn’t going to make you productive what-so-ever and it will be way too difficult to get back into a morning routine when you return to school.

The solution: Get up half an hour before your first lesson, maybe make yourself some breakfast and a morning drink, make your bed, let the sun (or the clouds) in by opening those curtains, and get yourself awake both mentally and physically for the day’s work.

  1. Get out of those PJ’s!

The problem: Perhaps you’ve got nowhere to physically go and don’t have to leave the house, so you find that you’ve not been bothering to get dressed in the morning?

The solution: Well, getting yourself dressed, hair and teeth brushed, will make you feel more awake and put you in a better mindset for learning.

  1. Make your own workspace

The problem: When we’ve worked from home, we’ve all just dragged the laptop over and stayed in bed, right?

The solution: Throwback those covers and set yourself up a little area where you can work, it’ll help make your work-life divide a lot easier. If you can, try to set yourself up a workstation that is not even in your bedroom so you can separate the space where you sleep/relax and where you work.

Use your dinner table, a desk, or even your sofa and coffee table. Make sure you’re sat up and comfy and have a chair with good back support and the environment is quiet enough to work with few distractions or temptations to do something else.

  1. Use your breaks

The problem: It can be really easy to get drawn into your lessons and your work that you forget where the time is going! You eat your lunch in front of your screen and try and work through it all.

The solution: Your brain needs to take breaks and rest, just like it would in a normal school day. Even if it is five minutes between lessons, make sure you take a break and stretch your legs with a quick walk around the house or the garden if you have one.

Work out what you’re going to do at break time and lunchtime; what snack will you make or what will you watch or play for half an hour? Why not try a Joe Wicks workout or take up Yoga and mindfulness? There are YouTube videos for everything- go ahead and try something new to take your mind off things.

  1. Find your balance

The problem: For some, doing a full day of work or online lessons and then completing homework at home can be mentally tiring. You may also find that your home circumstances change such as having to help look after younger siblings or if someone in the house becomes sick. This can add a lot of pressure on to you and if it is not sorted, you can burn out and become very stressed.

The solution: Talk to a teacher or pastoral manager if you’re struggling with your deadlines, or need help coping with the demands of work at school and the support you’re having to give your family at home. If they can accommodate you working different hours than usual, they will definitely help.

  1. Set up a chat call

The problem: When you’re at school, there are points in the day where you’ll chat and socialise. When you’re working from home you get less time to chat. If we are used to contact with friends, we can become quite lonely or sad if we don’t speak to anyone, without even realising it.

The solution: Suggest a video call where you and your friends can catch up and have a chat for half an hour, it gives you something to look forward to.

It’ll make you feel less isolated as well as motivate you and give you a boost.

Activities to stay motivated

  • HIIT, Pilates, Yoga – whatever exercise floats your boat that day
  • Walking – it's great to try and get some fresh air everyday so why not incorporate this into your challenge
  • Baking – get your sweat on in the kitchen by cooking up a storm
  • Gardening – this can be a great workout too!

www.YouTube.com  is full of great demonstrations on all these activities, from workouts with Joe Wicks to baking with Mary Berry. So go on, try something new and stay motivated! 

Online support

Staying at home and working from home can be stressful. No matter what, it is always best to talk to someone. That’s why we recommend Kooth and Shout 85258 to provide free, anonymous online counselling tailored to young people. Their specialists are available every day and are on hand to support you either over the phone or through text. It can be used for any form of support that is linked to stress or anxiety. For further information, please visit their website at the link below or speak to a teacher or pastoral manager for more advice. https://kooth.com/  or giveusashout.org

Kooth

Shout 85258

If you wish to get advice, information or support on your health (physical and mental) you can visit https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/e-drop-in to request contact.