A secondary school student completing a #HelloYellow word search.

#HelloYellow fundraiser Duke of Kent School

The Duke of Kent School took part in #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day 2022, and showed their pupils just how much the adults at school care about them and their mental health.

Duke of Kent's #HelloYellow journey

Staff at Duke of Kent School wearing yellow.

Why did you take part in #HelloYellow?

We took part in #HelloYellow because we're very aware of YoungMinds' work and often signpost children and parents to helpful advice and articles on the YoungMinds website. We felt #HelloYellow was such a brilliant message for our students to visibly see how much all the adults at school care about their mental health and want to support them.

A secondary school child completing a #HelloYellow word search.

How did you celebrate?

All the staff in school wore yellow in some form on the day, from the teachers, the SLT, the catering and cleaning team to the office and administrative team.

Students also spent the morning's form time completing word searches, listening to music and practising mindfulness.

Form teachers from Year 1-7 also hid positive affirmation cards in pupils' books for them to discover at random times.

About Duke of Kent School

A primary school child doing a #HelloYellow word search and wearing a yellow dress.

Tell us about your school

We are a small independent school which caters from nursery to Year 11. Our ethos is one of kindness and acceptance, and we are all part of a team - pupils, staff and families.

We're lucky to be in a very rural setting in the Surrey Hills, and make extensive use of our grounds.

Our pupils are very supportive of one another and as a small school benefit from the fact that most staff working within the school will know their name and them as an individual.

Why is mental health important to your school?

Mental health is hugely important to us.

We provide drop ins and 1-1 counselling sessions to pupils. We want pupils to feel supported and to help them understand how to support themselves.

Every member of staff in our school is involved in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils.

What three words describe your school?

  • Accepting

  • Fun

  • Caring

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