Vis­i­tor drops in

Speaker Leila Khan

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Niki Ten­nant

Men­tal health and well­be­ing was at the top of the agenda at St. Colum­bkille’s Pri­mary last week when staff, pupils and par­ents wel­comed world renowned author and pub­lic speaker Leila Khan to the school.

Leila, who is a self-mas­tery ex­pert, teacher and men­tor of per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion, hosted a spe­cial men­tal health and per­sonal health and well­be­ing-fo­cussed assem­bly.

Leila, who is win­ner of ’Out­stand­ing Woman in Busi­ness, in Scot­land’ and re­cently spoke on stage to around 2000 peo­ple at the Na­tional Achiev­ers Congress in London, agreed to help the school kick-start its Fam­ily Learn­ing pro­gramme by look­ing at the im­por­tance of adult and child men­tal health and gen­eral health and well­be­ing.

She also off­i­cally opened the school’s new Fam­ily Learn­ing Room.

Head teacher Andy Gray, who said Leila’s assem­bly was an in­spi­ra­tion to the pupils and par­ents, com­mented: “The im­por­tance of men­tal health and gen­eral health and well­be­ing among our pupils and wider school com­mu­nity is in­cread­i­bly im­por­tant. If we can help our pupils de­velop a pos­i­tive growth mind­set and de­velop men­tal re­silience strate­gies, then we can pre­dict that this will im­pact pos­i­tively on the young per­son’s at­tain­ment across the cur­ricu­lum.”

Leila learned about the school’s health and well­be­ing pupil pro­gramme, which in­cludes Nur­ture and Give Us A Break Groups, a Com­bined Use of Sand Tray Talk and Draw (CUSTTAD) group, and a health and well­be­ing fo­rum.

She also heard about ini­tia­tives the school of­fers both pupils and fam­i­lies, such as the adult lit­er­acy and numer­acy pro­gramme, the English as an ad­di­tional lan­guage home­work club and Project 31, which helps par­ents deal with is­sues which may be pre­vent­ing them build­ing a pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship with their chil­dren.

Leila met six par­ents at the Mul­ti­Cul­tural Cook­ing Kitchen on its launch day, when they were pre­sented with their REHIS food safety and hy­giene cer­tifi­cates by La­nark­shire Com­mu­nity Food and Health Part­ner­ship man­ager, Gor­don Thom­son.

The Multi-Cuil­tural Cook­ing Kitchen will run on the last Fri­day of each month within the school’s Fam­ily Learn­ing Room.

Its next fo­cus will be on Can­tonese cook­ing, be­fore mov­ing on to tra­di­tional Kenyan cook­ing.

Food for thought Re­ceiv­ing their food hy­giene cer­tifi­cates are Tahira Sadiq, Tracey O’Don­nell, Tahira Ma­lik, Huda Rizwan, Thanyalak McAl­lion and Rif­fat Mo­hammed.

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