Silverdale Primary Academy’s Minds Together programme is about how primary age children experience health & well-being issues and their ability to communicate their fears, stresses and how they might develop methods for coping.
Liz Miles, Headteacher at Silverdale in Hastings, East Sussex and Donna Comerford, Educational Technologist, met and generated ideas for a well-being project during September 2016. Plans were hatched, a project outline written and funding researched. Liz was successful in winning a Bedgebury Foundation award under their Inspiring Young Minds programme.
The project will include work by diversity and mental health practitioner Sarah Pickthall. Sarah has supported the children to explore and discuss their fears and stresses.