The Pioneer Federation INSET Day

On Tuesday the 3rd of January, Pioneer staff took part in a Wellbeing INSET day.

We had visitors come in to show us how to promote our vitality and reduce our stress to be the best we can at our jobs.

We were split into three groups and for the day, we rotated into different activities.

One activity looked into nutrition and how going sugar-free can be beneficial to the body. We found some great recipes for sugar-free snacks that we really enjoyed!

The second activity showed us how our heartbeat reacted to emotions and to combat the more challenging emotions we might experience, we learnt different breathing techniques to calm our heartbeats.

The third activity was a brilliant yoga  session. This showed us that exercise is a great way to clear the mind and relax. As a result, there will now be a staff yoga class weekly.

We learnt a lot during these sessions, especially about how important our wellbeing is and how having a good state of mind can really affect our work for the better.

We will be developing the technique of mindfulness with the pupils. There is a yoga class at Chiddingly Primary every Tuesday after school. If your child is interested in taking part, please speak to Miss Dutton in the office.