Forest's first ever Sleep Week comes to an end

Forest’s first ever Sleep Week has come to a close following five days of sleep themed events.

Marking the final day, pupils spent tutor time looking back at the week’s events and putting together aims to help with their sleep patterns.

Sleep Week has seen pupils across the School attend lessons about the importance of sleep, take part in sleep yoga and give up their phones for 24 hours.

Recently there has been increasing reports in the media about children’s mental health, and at Forest we believe its important to try and address those issues in school.

In 2017, we know more and more pupils are working later into the night, sending emails and posting on social media when should be sleeping, meaning many are finding it hard to switch off and get a good night’s sleep.

Research has shown being well-rested means pupils’ resilience will increase and they will be better prepared to face the difficulties of modern life and the challenges of growing into responsible adults.

Speaking about the week, Forest teacher Mrs Rebecca Kay said: ‘Forest’s first ever Sleep Week has been a great success. Pupils have really engaged with all the sessions and now have many more tools to help them achieve uninterrupted sleep, which will make them feel refreshed and ready for the next day.

‘We hope to make it an annual event now.’