Wigan school pupils reveal what they love about themselves in uplifting video

Pupils and staff at a Wigan school shared the things they love about themselves when they appeared in an uplifting video.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:34 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:48 am
Pupil Mason reveals what he loves about himself

Infant children at Nicol Mere Primary School in Ashton were encouraged to focus on their positive features in a bid to promote good mental health.

After reflecting on themselves, they filmed short videos speaking about what they liked.

Year two teacher Jess Rutter said: “I thought they were really good answers. Some people said they loved themselves because they were a good sibling, a good big brother or sister. They also said they loved themselves because they were confident, some were really friendly and hard-working.”

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Pupil Ellie in the video

The clips were put together to form a longer video of teachers and children talking about themselves, which was shared on the school’s Facebook page. More than 40 people have “liked” it.

Headteacher Stephanie Swift said the project tied in with work that had been done to support children’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “The way the children could articulate the answers and really think about why they loved themselves was because of the background work they had done over the past few months. It was great how past work has played a part in it.”

She thanked pupils’ parents for their support and said they were pleased with the video.

“Parents have been so supportive during the lockdown with the tasks we have asked them to do,” she said.

“The video brought tears to parents’ eyes. It made the children smile, but also made a difference to all our Nicol Mere family. I think it played a part in everyone’s mental health.”

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