Family Support and Nurture

 

My name is Kelly Barnes and I work here at St Mary Magdalene’s supporting children and families. I have a young family of my own and know just how challenging juggling work, childcare and home life can be. I am here to help with any aspect of your child’s school life and/or home life. If you feel I could support you in any way please contact the school office or ring through on option 3 to the Nurture Room.

Part of my role is to provide Nurture breakfast. This supports a positive start to the school day and helps the children to engage in their learning.

I also deliver various additional Nurture groups through out the week including Lego Therapy.

Lego therapy is a play-based therapy which involves teams of children working together to follow instructions and contribute to building a Lego masterpiece. This supports communication skills, patience, self-confidence and self-esteem.

 

Victim Support: http://www.lancashirevictimsupport.org 0300 323 0085
Healthy Minds Crisis Team: 01282 657222
Food Bank: http://www.spaciousplace.co.uk 01282 222030
Lancashire Mind – for better Mental Health: www.lancashiremind.org.uk
Lancashire Women’s Center: www.lancashirewomen.org
Children and Family Well-being Service: 01282 470707

 

 

Rainbow Feelings Pack

 

 

The Rainbow Children (Gemma Peacock)

The history books will talk of now,
That time the world stood still.
When every family stayed at home,
Waved out from windowsills-
At those they loved but could not hold,
Because they loved them so.
Yet, whilst they did they noticed all the flowers start to grow.

The sun came out, they can recall,
And windows, rainbows filled.
They kicked a football in their yards,
Until the night drew in.
They walked each day but not too close,
That time the world stood still.
When people walked straight down the roads,
That once the cars did fill.

They saw that people became ill,
They knew the world was scared.
But whilst the world stood still they saw,
How much the whole world cared.
They clapped on Thursdays from their doors,
They cheered for the brave.
For people who would risk their lives,
So others could be saved.

The schools closed down, they missed their friends,
They missed their teachers so.
Their Mums and Dads helped with their work,
They helped their minds to grow.
The parents used to worry that,
As schools were put on hold,
Their children wouldn’t have the tools,
They’d need as they grew old.

But history books will talk of them,
Now adults, fully grown.
Those little boys and girls back then,
The ones who stayed at home.
They’ll tell you that they fixed this world,
Of all they would fulfil.
The RAINBOW children building dreams,
They’d dreamed whilst time stood still.