Chellaston Academy

Executive Principal: Mr K Gaiderman. M.Ed. B.Ed. NPQH

Head of School: Ms C Walker

Chair of PEAK Multi-Academy Trust: Mr N Hollis

Chair of Governors: Mr J James

 

Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB 01332 702502

Hello Yellow

Mental Health Awareness day came to Chellaston Academy through the presence of a field of yellow. Thursday 10th October celebrated the National 'Hello Yellow' wear it yellow day! Students and staff donated £1 in order to add a splash of sunshine yellow to their uniforms, donating to a very worthy charity YoungMinds'. Staff and students worked together throughout the week to deliver assemblies based on Mental Health in Education, baking cakes at home and creating beautifully creative displays of yellow on their school uniform.

 

Students were able to take part in a series of positive thinking form time activities that encouraged them to reflect on happy memories and to share exciting stories from the past with members of their form, ensuring that everyone was leaving with the valuable concept of talking to each other.

 

Throughout the week some form groups were able to participate in mental health work shops, exploring the language that is needed in order to discuss emotions, feelings and thoughts and how best to relay these with others. Thanks to the fantastic contributions from yellow nail painting, cake baking and uniform donations we are excited to say that the Academy have raised shy of £900! A superb amount of money that can hopefully be used to towards showing others that they're not alone with their mental health, raising awareness and encouraging a positive approach towards having a healthy mind.

 

Thank you to all families that have been involved over the last week. If you would like further information or guidance for yourself and your son/daughter please do explore youngminds.org for valuable information and resources.

Mrs Weston would like to say a Big Thank You to her Year 10 and 11 Salon Studies Students who kindly gave up their break or lunch to“Paint Yellow Nails” for Mental Health Awareness Day, they did a brilliant job.

 

And thank you to staff and students who supported us it was great fun, the Grand Total from small donations was £20.89.