POSITIVE pupils from Delamere and Weaverham academies have been learning how to look after their mental health during a week of wellbeing activities.

The primary schools used the week to encourage children to 'find their brave' and adopt a positive mental attitude.

This was achieved through exercise classes, drama workshops and relaxation sessions, with pupils also raising money for charity Place2Be, which provides mental health counselling and training to schools.

Delamere head of school Julie Clayton explained: "Life often throws challenges our way and bravery comes in all shapes and sizes.

"It's not about coping alone or holding things in - it's about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself.

"Being brave can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.”

Wellbeing Week started with a 'disco fit' class and included a drama workshop run by Little Voices.

Children wore their slippers to school one day to raise cash for Place2Be and took part in stretch and relaxation sessions, during which they were asked to think about mindfulness, empathy and self-esteem.

Jo Price, head of school at Weaverham, added: "We've been looking at how important it is to keep a healthy mind and body.

"All classes, including pre-school, have looked at strategies to relax and stay calm.

“Some also took part in yoga and physical activity as well as looking at what makes us brave.

"They learned about the ‘inside out’ characters and discussed different emotions, and how they might feel in certain situations.

"You never know how people feel inside, so it's important to always be kind."