Dear Parents,

The theme for World Mental Health Day this year (week commencing 8th October) focuses on challenging stigma around mental health. To raise awareness on this subject we are asking students to ‘wear something yellow’ on the day of their year group assembly and to bring in yellow cakes and buns for Wednesday 10th October for a cake sale during morning break to raise money for Young Minds.

The rota for wearing yellow is as follows:

Mondays- year 11

Tuesday- Year 10

Wednesday-Year 8

Thursday Year 9

Friday- year 7

This is not a mufti day, students choosing to support this campaign can wear yellow scarves, socks, earrings, jewellery, head bands, wear yellow nail varnish…in other words, it’s adding yellow accessories to the uniform!

Many thanks for your anticipated support


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