Day 1 of Forest's first ever Sleep Week

Forest’s first ever Sleep Week kicked off on Monday 20 March.

During the day, pupils from year 11 – 13 all took part in sessions  on the importance of sleep and mental health.

Speaking about day one, Forest teacher, Mrs Rebecca Kay said: ‘These were tough topics for our pupils to discuss and there were lots of interesting debates which carried on after the sessions had finished

‘Visiting speaker, Dr Clifford spoke to the pupils about the medical benefits of sleep and pointed out that all teenagers need about 10 hours sleep in order to recover and regenerate effectively. He also warned of the dangers of ‘cramming’ and ‘pulling an all-nighter’ in the days before exams.’

Forest has launched its first ever Sleep Week to encourage pupils and staff to learn more about the benefits of sleep and its influence on our wellbeing and mental health.

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.