PUPILS have been learning about the importance of mental health as part of a national awareness week.

Steeple Bumpstead Primary School hosted a week of activities to coincide with and learn about Children’s Mental Health Week.

It took place last week, with schools all over the country getting involved.

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

Now in its eighth year, it hopes to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.

This year’s theme was ‘growing together’, and was about encouraging children and adults to think about how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

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At Steeple Bumpstead Primary teachers highlighted the importance of mental health throughout the week.

Classroom themes were designed around mental health and a full school assembly on the subject was held.

The week culminated with the school putting on a ‘dress to express’ non-uniform day.

Headteacher Mary Nicholls said: “The issue of mental health in the young has arguably never been more important.

“We wanted to use this week to talk about the certain issues and highlight what support could be available.

“The pupils all enjoyed the activities and appreciated the importance of them.”