Health and Safety Team 

Autumn Term 2018

The Health and Safety Team have worked really hard this term trying to make school a safer place for everyone.

We organised an awareness day for World Mental Health Day on 10th October (see below) and planned our own assembly.

During National Road Safety Week, we arranged for visitors to come into the school to make children more aware of how to keep themselves safe.

Three of our members trained to be NYCC Junior Road Safety Officers. They have been responsible for running road safety competitions and writing to parents to encourage them to drive more safely around school. (Photos below).

We have also arranged for members of the Fire and Rescue Service and the Police Force to come and talk to us about ourselves safe.

Finally, we also arranged a whole-school Healthy Breakfast Day, providing food for the whole school from Fairtrade sources.

 

 

Wednesday 10th October 2018

– WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

 

The Health and Safety Pupil Leadership Team at Glasshouses Primary school have organised events to highlight the World Mental Health Day. The team, along with the Class Teachers, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Romilly, asked everyone to wear yellow – #Hello Yellow – and donate a pound to help raise money for the cause. 

 

Throughout the day, the Pupil Leadership Team held mini assemblies for all classes to share some strategies that could help children if they are feeling upset, alone or just need to talk. 

 

As part of this work, the school has also launched an initiative called, ‘Peer Listeners’. This is a structured programme which involves Year 5 and 6 children applying for the position of a ‘Peer Listener’,  undergoing  a 3 week training programme and then being available to listen and coach children who would like help with a specific issue. 

 

More details about the team will be announced once the interviews have been finalised. 

 

See the link below for more details: 

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/sign-up-for-helloyellow/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Safety Assembly by Lauren Doherty – 20 November 2018

 

Lauren’s life changed forever just over 10 years ago. Lauren, who is now 29, was hit by van and thrown 30 feet down Skipton Road after a night out back in 2008. She broke her neck and suffered various other injuries. She is now paralysed and dependent on friends, family and carers.

Lauren now shares her experience following her accident to encourage children to be more cautious when crossing the road.

In the afternoon following Lauren’s visit, Kevin from the North Yorkshire County Council Road Safety Team came into school and held an assembly for the whole school.From this, three Junior Road Safety Officers were appointed. See photo below.