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BRAVE KIDS: Pinner pupils open up during Mental Health Week

 Published on: 12th February 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pupils at a Pinner school have been doing their part for mental health awareness this month.

The Moriah Jewish Day School, in Cannon Lane, took part in several projects for Mental Health Week, which began on Monday, February 3.

The first event was Inside Out Day, a national initiative which involved children and adults coming to school with an item of clothing inside out.

This was done as a way of making us all stop and think about how someone may look alright on the outside, but inside they may be feeling sad or worried.

Inside Out Day is an initiative set up by three local sisters; Johanna Novick, Julie Borlant and Janie Jackson-Spillman, in memory of their sister, Jenny Jackson, who took her own life just after her 40th birthday four years ago.

Additionally, every day during that week, teachers and children at Moriah were encouraged to speak about a personal incident where they overcame their fear and each child was presented with a bravery certificate for telling their story and being brave enough to tell it in front of the whole school.

Deputy head boy Zac Jacobs (pictured) was presented with a certificate for showing bravery at the dentist.

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