Wellbeing at Colfe’s
The wellbeing of young people has never been more important and the Pastoral Team in the Senior School has been working hard to ensure that everyone has the chance to engage with the different opportunities available.
Since the beginning of the current lockdown, form tutors have been doing daily check-ins with pupils across all year groups and Years 7, 10 and 11 also have optional drop-in sessions with pastoral leaders. Appointments with Heads of House and Heads of Year are available should pupils need a one-to-one discussion, as is our school counsellor who can be emailed directly by pupils and parents.
Virtual assemblies across the term have covered topics such as Sleep Week, Walk Wednesdays and Fresh Air Fridays – ensuring pupils understand the importance of getting enough sleep and looking after their physical health.
The school’s PSHEE programme has covered pertinent issues and we were delighted to be joined this week by the Rt Honourable Stuart Lawrence – brother of the late Stephen Lawrence – to discuss resilience and perseverance in adversity.
Senior School pupils continue to participate in our unique Eudaimonia programme. Broadly based on the virtue ethics of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, the word Eudaimonia itself is most commonly translated as ‘flourishing’ by practising virtuous behaviour and engaging with what it means to be human. Learning how to develop this skill helps pupils to be happier, more ethical, fulfilled and engaged in cultivating their own wellbeing and that of others. Pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 benefit from one lesson per week of Eudaimonia; pupils in Year 7 have one lesson per fortnight; and Year 8 and Year 9 have two full days of Eudaimonia over the school year.