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myHappymind - Appreciate - what our children think

The children have now completed the third module of myHappymind – Appreciate.

We asked what they had learnt through the Appreciate sessions, here are some of the things they said:

You should treat someone how you want to be treated and then you are showing respect to each other.’ (Kayden Y3)

You need to show appreciation to yourself because then dopamine is released and that makes you happier.’ (Noah Y5)

If you appreciate someone then they feel appreciated by what you’ve said to them.’ (Evie-Grace Y6)

We asked the children what/who they appreciate, here are some of the things they said:

‘Everybody in my class.’ (Mitchell RG), ‘My friends in my class.’ (Alice Y1), ‘Alfie, my brother.’ (Noah Y2)

Life – because if there’s no life, there’s no happiness and no experiences to share with people – you have to show you appreciate those around you.’ (Divina Y4)

‘Difference – because if we were all the same the world would be a very boring place.’ (Noah Y5)

We asked the children why it is important to have and Attitude of Gratitude, here are some of the things they said:

‘It’s good to show this because people need to know that they’ve done enough, if not they might feel they should have done more and you have to engage with people so you can get to know them and help them more.’ Divina (Y4)

‘It’s very important to show gratitude because if you are always glum and not showing you appreciate people, they won’t engage with you anymore or talk to you or make the effort for you.’ (Evie-Grace Y6)