Refresh & Relaxation Day
Posted: 10th February 2021
On Wednesday, 27 January, the school took a break from remote learning to enjoy a day to Reflect and Refresh. Girls from both Prep and Senior were given target themes chosen to promote self-care. Their activities included gaining peace of mind by completing a leftover piece of work, getting active with a walk outside, or exploring their creativity with some baking or, for the girls in school, crafting with Mrs Gillies.
Each Prep class had a great deal of fun participating in a range of activities, such as mood music drawing, making a jar full of hugs, learning sign language, Swahili, natural art and den building, to name but a few.
All the Prep girls from Nursery up to Year 6 listened to the same piece of music (Edvard Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’) with no explanation of its context. They each drew whatever the music made them think of as they listened. The results were varied and beautiful!
Hannah M in Year 9 created a lovely piece of art and Phoebe P treated her family with a batch of brownies. Estelle S completed her service target by tidying the kitchen after lunch. Staff too took the chance to get a little bit of a break from their screens; Mr Warner and Miss Wallace stretched their legs by taking a walk from school to pick up some coffees, while Miss Holgate-Smith enjoyed a yoga class. Everyone agreed the day left them feeling refreshed and ready to push on with remote learning towards half term.