As this has been Children’s Mental Health Week, which had the theme ‘express yourself’, the theme for assembly this morning was ‘Dress to Express’. It was a joy not only to wear one of my favourite shirts to work today, but also to see our pupils looking so incredible and diverse in their favourite outfits/onesies etcetera. It has certainly reminded me of the importance of being able to express yourself and to have the freedom within a safe and non judgemental environment to show your real self. We were also treated to an opportunity to learn from our pupils. Our fabulous Form 8 children had produced a short video setting out why it’s important to look after your own mental health and some of the things you can use to achieve this. And I have to say, I was really blown away by their level of understanding and their insight. So if you have a chance, please go over to our Facebook page, Twitter or YouTube channel and have a watch.
John F Gilmour