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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Social and Emotional Well Being

Interventions and Support Available in School



Drawing and Talking is a therapeutic method of working with children on a 1:1 basis. Drawing enables a child to express, in a visual form, worries and preoccupations from deep in the mind which they may not be able to talk about. Their drawings enable symbolic and safe expression of worries which they may be unaware of on a conscious level. The Drawing and Talking process therefore gives the child a feeling of control in a confidential and safe environment whereby they are able to come to a symbolic resolution to their worries.


Drawing and Talking has benefited a number of pupils in school and can support children with a range of difficulties including, but not limited to; anxieties; managing their emotions; loss and separation; trauma; and transition. Ms Hampson is fully trained to deliver Drawing and Talking in school therefore, if you feel your child would benefit from such intervention please contact our Family learning mentor for more information.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing support links for parents


Lancashire County Council have developed a list of useful resources to help parents reassure their children at home. We have included this list below should any of our families require any additional assistance

- Healthy Young Minds has a wealth of resources and guidance available for both parents/guardians and children

- Strategies for broaching worry and anxiety with children and young people

- Lancashire County Council advice and guidance on how to help and support your child with starting school

Our Group Adventures

Ribby Hall Christmas Festivities

On Wednesday 12th December we selected a small group of children from across the school to take part in some festive activities at Ribby Hall. Children from Reception up to year 3 visited Santa in his tree house and decorated cookies with the elves whilst the older children showed off their skills on the ice rink! The staff at Ribby Hall were very welcoming and even provided the children with a surprise activity of Christmas tree decorating. All the children had an amazing time and returned to school full of festive cheer with their teddies and Christmas tree keepsakes.

Foot Golf activity afternoon - 5th October

On Friday 5th October Ms Hampson took a group of children to Tee Time Golf Centre in Thornton Cleveleys to try out Foot Golf!

The school football team, along with members of Mrs Sewell's Blue Peter club, were given the opportunity to take part in this new sport with the skilled support of two of our parent volunteers.

Our school football team used this as a great opportunity to work on their communication; practice their football skills and improve their ball control, whilst members of the Blue Peter club have taken the opportunity to try out a new sport so that they can apply for their first Blue Peter badge!

All the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank our parent volunteers and the staff at Tee Time Golf Centre for their help and guidance. 

Communication & team building day at Beacon Fell - 4th July