💕For Valentine’s Day in the senior classroom, we focused on positive affirmations and self love.
Self Love means accepting yourself fully. It is not a state of feeling good but rather, is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support one’s physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. It means nurturing your own happiness, growth and well-being.
Some great oral discussions helped pupils make a list of positive affirmations about themselves. This is not always an easy thing to do and the earlier that children experience this the better !
We used a template like Love Heart sweets and added the affirmations to each one. Pupils enjoyed reading these and it resulted in a bright addition to our Wellness Wall in the hallway!! Well done to all the pupils.
Teaching self-love does not happen overnight. Like other essential life skills, it takes time and practice for children to learn. Hence, it is good to start from an early age at home as well as in school.