On May 22nd school will be joining the people of Manchester to commemorate the events of the evening of May 22nd 2017 at the Manchester Arena. School will be marking this day in an age appropriate manner.
On our website (News and events - Letters) you will find a leaflet for parents/carers which contains excellent information about supporting young people and children at this potentially difficult time. The leaflet reassures all of us that anniversary reactions such as re-experiencing traumatic memories and symptoms are normal and will pass.
Research has shown that key to recovery following trauma is having basic needs met, with two of these being belonging and connection. With this in mind we will focus on the resilience, love and kindness of the people of Manchester and our local community.
Should you require further support during the anniversary period, please come into school and talk to Helen Roberts (Pastoral Care Manager) or myself. Alternatively, on the leaflet is a phone number and website of the Manchester Resilience Hub.