St Joseph's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School Stanley

Totally Clued Up


74 Pupils Involved
  • Highly Commended 2019

Mental Health and Green Space

The children have been researching how to improve the mental health of young people.  Many of the ways to improve mental health they identified involved being outdoors in green space, so this became the main area they focussed on for their project. Gardening is now a regular feature at school and since their research, they have prepared a wildflower and a sensory garden in recycled tractor tyres.  The children find the sensory tyre particularly relaxing and enjoy smelling the curry plant and apple mint. In nature club, the children have built and decorated habitats and feeders for use in our garden area enabling them to quietly sit and observe wildlife.  Any excess plants they grow have been potted in recycled mugs and  will be donated to a local GP surgery, in an attempt to encourage patients to get outdoors and improve their mental well-being.  A highly original project idea, driven by the young people themselves.