This week at Laureate Academy

1st February 2019
This week is Young Carers Week:
on Monday, Jane O’Shea from Suffolk Family Carers explained to the school what makes a child a young carer and how it may affect them.  Any young person from 5 years old who cares for, or is affected by, a family member who has a physical or mental illness, or misuses drugs or alcohol, is a young carer.  Suffolk Family Carers give young carers opportunities to have a break from their caring roles, relax and make new friends, and provide access to self-help tools.  If you think your child may be a young carer and would benefit from some extra support, please speak to a member of staff in confidence.

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week:
this year, the theme is Healthy: Inside and Out.  One of the activities planned for the week is a whole school Laureate Mile on Friday, and we really want you to join us!  When you drop your child off, please bring them over to the field and do a few (hopefully eight) laps together!

Next Tuesday is Safer Internet Day, with the theme of Understanding Consent in a Digital World.  Our Digital Ambassadors are planning a fantastic share session for you to come along to, starting at 2:00pm, followed by assemblies for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 at 3:00pm.  Please sign in at the office, then collect your child from class, come to the hall and join in with some fun games and activities delivered by our awesome young leaders!

Next Thursday is Time to Talk Day, organised by Time to Change, with the aim of showing that there are lots of different ways of having a conversation about mental health.  Why not join us in the hall from 9:00-10:00am for a cuppa, a biscuit and a chat with friends, old and new?