Sunshine, smiles and support for Hello Yellow Day at St Gregory’s primary

St Gregory's reception children join in the Hello Yellow Day

A blaze of yellow replaced the traditional smart red and blue uniform at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School in Margate.

Children and staff dressed in various shades of the sunshine colour to show their support for the Young Minds charity ‘Hello Yellow’ appeal on the annual World Mental Health Awareness Day (October 10).

As part of the initiative pupils could choose to wear an all-yellow outfit or something a little more discrete in exchange for a donation to the appeal.

Laura Wright, who co-ordinates Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) at the school in Nash Lane was delighted by the response of the pupils.

She said: “It was lovely to see so many children either dressed in yellow or donating to the charity. Across the day the children engaged with information about how to stay ‘mentally healthy’ and learned about things that they can do to help look after themselves.”

The school raised almost £200 for Young Minds and Head Teacher Dave Walker praised the ‘excellent effort.’ He added: “Pupils at St Gregory’s are always very caring and this is a way that we can support others going through difficult times.

“It is very important that we live in a society now that recognises and values the mental health of children and encourages them to learn how to look after themselves. It is an integral part of the development of each child that we nurture through our ongoing wellbeing and care initiative.

Head teacher Dave Walker with one of the school’s children

“’Hello Yellow’ was my first charity event since joining St Gregory’s at the start of this school year and I am so proud of the support shown for this very worthwhile cause by our children, families and staff.”

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Their aim is to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health. They aim for all young people to get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

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  1. Ahh, I love Mr Walker. Looking great with the yellow hair for World Mental Health Day! He’ll be a fab headteacher for St Gregory’s – he’s got so much heart.

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