A group of children from Milford Academy in Clifton recently spent the day in an executive lounge at the City Ground learning about mental health, as part a Collapsed Curriculum Day from Nottingham Forest Community Trust.
They found out about different strategies to use when they’re feeling down and ideas for how to help them get back to feeling great again. They were also lucky enough to meet two Nottingham Forest Women’s Players, who talked about their careers and signed an official match programme!
Collapsed Curriculum Days give schools an alternative learning environment, and include group discussions and activities to build participants’ confidence within a non-classroom setting.
Children’s mental health and wellbeing continues to be an area that The Milford Academy is committed to investing in. In 2019, Milford opened a memorial garden on site, for staff and students to have an area to reflect and remember loved ones. More recently, Milford have appointed a Senior Mental Health Lead, with the aim of developing an effective whole school approach to supporting both staff and pupils in developing their own positive mental health and wellbeing.
For pupils this will include assemblies, classroom work and opportunities to take part in community events like at the City Ground.
One parent said, “It was really important to me, when I was considering schools for my daughter, that wellbeing was a key focus of the school. Knowing that Milford has a school counsellor for example, gives me peace of mind that the right building blocks are in place to support my daughter’s emotional health and therefore her ability to learn”.
If you are currently considering primary school applications, and would like to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 0115 9152951.