Life can sometimes be tricky and it can make you feel sad, lonely, worried, nervous, angry – or any of a number of other difficult emotions. This can happen to anyone at any time for any reason.
At Ridgefield, we recognise that it is OK to be worried about things and we want to help you with any worries you have. Often the more you talk about a worry the smaller it will get.
The School Council members have designed and created worry boxes, one to be kept in each class, which the children can use to privately let their teachers know of their anxieties.
The School Council members explained to their classes that:
If they have a worry big or small they can write it down or draw it and put it in the worry box.
The adults in school are here to help you if something is worrying you.
Your class teacher will look after the worry box and can help you by speaking quietly to you and talking through your worry.
Once the worry has been sorted you can throw it away!
Please only use the worry box for worries, it’s not a chatter box!
Other people who can help you if you are worried – Childline 0800 1111
Here are some photos of the School Councillors making their boxes.