We are a HeartSmart School! HeartSmart is a creative approach that we use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children. The HeartSmart principles equip children with foundational principles and skills that will improve their mental health and relationships and academic achievement.
At Wharton CE Primary School we want everyone to know that they are loved, cared for and valued. We recognise the value of educating the heart alongside educating the mind. We use HeartSmart to do just that!
There are 5 Heartsmart principles that we follow:
- Too much Selfie isn't healthy
- Don't forget to let love in
- Don't hold on to what's wrong
- Fake is a Mistake
- No way through isn't true
The people behind HeartSmart have made a short video for parents, introducing the topic and telling parents what they might expect to hear their children talking about when they come home from school. You can watch it here on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI9XpRqJXwQ.