Take Five at school has been developed by Each Amazing Breath, a ‘not for profit’ organisation. For more information see eachamazingbreath.org
It is a whole school resilience programme based on breathing, grounding and awareness. It is supportive of improved mental wellbeing and provides children with a practical tool to help them self-manage their own behaviour.
Morven Park started the programme after staff training during Autumn Term 2017. Once staff became confident at delivering the breathing practices, the school moved into the next phase. Sixteen children undertook training to become Take Five Ambassadors, capable of leading practices within the school.
The next phase we entered was 'train the trainers'. This involved six of the current ambassadors training a further eight children with the support of our outside trainer and the school Take Five Champion teacher.
In 2019, we moved into the child led phase where four of our child trainers successfully led sessions to train a further eight children including four from year three to become ambassadors. Take Five is fast becoming an exciting and powerful tool.
In March 2020, alongside Abbey Hill Primary and Kirkby College, four of our trainers and leads will be presenting a gala event for the community promoting the amazing benefits of Take Five.
September 2021 and we are finally able to commence training new ambassadors for Year 4 and Year 3. Their training will be complete by half term, watch out for the photo and names added to our list. The ambassadors completed their training on pink day - well done.
January 2022 and we began training a further 5 ambassadors. Our aim is to have at least 3 ambassadors in each class. The group completed their training before February half term and are already leading whole class practices.
During Spring 2 2022 we are aiming to train 8 of our Year Two children. They will be supported in class for the rest of the year and then be ready to confidently lead practices once they start Year Three in September.
Our Current Ambassadors:
Falcon Class - Bobbie, Sophie and Joseph
Eagle Class - Joshua, Lola and Emily
Fox Class - Emily, Finlay and Isla
Deer Class - Lyla, Dylan and Aman
Woodpeckers - Alfie B, Lily A and Chazelle
Owls - Daisy-May, Jenson and Alfie G
Otters - Jedidah, Jack and Hollie A
Pine Martens - Maisie, Thomas and Louie G
Mental Wellness in my community starts with Mental Wellness in me