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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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Good Morning Year 6,


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it comes at a time where it seems more important than ever. This year's theme is kindness and this is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people's mental health.

Some people have mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, which means they have feelings that won't go away and which start to really affect day-to-day life.

We would like you to use Mental Health Awareness Week as an opportunity to do more wonderful acts of kindness that can be so important to our mental health and others around us.


The Benefits of Kindness

Being kind can significantly improve our physical and emotional wellbeing - whether we are giving or receiving it.

There have even been scientific studies into the effects of kindness, showing that acts of kindness help your immune system, reduces stress, gives you energy and are good for your heart!

The power of being kind goes even further, it has been proven to slow ageing (I could do with lots of kindness to slow my greys), improve relationships and it's contagious!


My act of kindness to you all is to let you all know how special you are to us and how much we miss seeing you. 


Ty and his brother have been super kind this week by helping his Mum and Dad sand and paint their gate. He also let the NHS staff know how much he appreciates them by putting up his poster to say thank you.





Iris' gesture of kindness was to treat her family to a 3 course dining experience. On the menu was.... Bruschetta, halloumi skewers and tomato and mozzarella for starters, lasagne and garlic bread for main, and crème caramel for dessert. I wish the Kemp restaurant provided such delightful sounding meals!




Send in more acts of kindness to your teachers throughout the week.


Have a great day, 

Mr Kemp