CHILDREN at Ashlands Primary School in Ilkley have been talking and sharing their feelings and emotions as part of the national Place 2 Be campaign, which shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

All classes used the book ‘Brave as can be’ by Jo Witek. to talk about being brave and how we can overcome our fears. At the end of the week children in Key Stage 1 had the challenge of the moving Ermintrude model, a little like a bucking bronco, and the Key Stage 2 children could choose to jump off the Leap of Faith inflatable.

Headteacher Andrew Soutar said: “What an amazing week we have had. It has been brilliant to see and hear the work that the children have been covering.

Finishing off the week with the challenge has enabled some children to do something they might not have thought they could do and for others to say ‘perhaps I will be able to do it tomorrow’.

“A special thank you to the staff who have made this week possible and the Friends of Ashlands for funding the challenges for the children.”