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myHappymind - Relate & Engage - what our children think

The children have now completed the forth module of myHappymind – Relate, and the fifth and final module of myHappymind – Engage. Miss Mann met with some of our KS2 Happiness Heroes to discuss some of the things they had learnt and hear their thoughts about it.


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

If you learn to relate, you are being even kinder to people so if they’re upset, you can understand and help.’ (Casey Y4)

When you relate it can help because if you’re talking to a person it help’s them understand better about themselves and you understand better about them too.’ (Jaycie Y5)


We asked the children how they use their character strengths in friendship, here are some of the things they said:

I show love and kindness. If you give kindness to others, they’ll be your friend and if you show love you can share appreciation and gratitude to them, by giving your attention with love and care you make your friendship stronger.’ (Casey Y4)

It’s important to use character strengths in friendship – if you use teamwork in friendship then you’ll become closer.’ (Millie Y4)

If you have similar character strengths you’re more likely be friends. But if you like comedy and someone else likes creativity, then you could create something funny together- some different character strengths work well together too you see.’ (Andre Y5)


We asked the children to explain what active listening is and why it’s important, here is what Naomi said:

‘Active listening means to look at who is speaking and take in what they say, and then you can ask questions if you’re unsure of what they’re saying or what they are meaning.’ (Naomi Y6)


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

To stop, think and check what things look like from other people’s point of view. You can stop if you get in an argument and see things through their eyes because things might look different to them.’ (Albert Y5)

I have learnt that the stop and think really helps because you can stop before an argument if something is going on and consider things from other person’s point of view and not make it worse and start to get rude with each other.’ (Willow Y6)

‘Engage taught me that when you think that someone’s got a problem and you don’t think it’s that bad, when you look through their eyes, it might mean much more to them than you realised.’ (Andre Y5)


We asked the children why they thought goal setting was important, here is what Jaycie said:

Because they help you know what you can and can’t achieve, if you set a goal and you can’t reach it then you might start by setting a smaller goal and then a slightly bigger goal and then a slightly bigger one and a slightly bigger one – small goals help you get to your big one.’ (Jaycie Y5)


We asked the children how they think perseverance can help, here are some of the things they said:

If you’re trying to get to a goal and you can’t do it yet, it means you’re still trying and taking steps of smaller goals to build up until you can achieve your goal.’ (Naomi Y6)

‘Because with perseverance, you’re not giving up no matter how many people tell you can’t do it, you know in your head that you can do it by yourself – if you give up you won’t learn and won’t get to your goal.’ (Andre Y5)


We asked the children what goals they had set for themselves this year, here are some of the things they said:

To have at least one golden ticket, even though I haven’t had one yet this year, I’m going to set it again for year 5.’ (Millie Y4)

‘I aimed to get good SATs results and I did and I’m proud of them.’ (Naomi Y6) ACTUALLY NAOMI'S SCORES WERE AMAZING!

‘To get a pen licence – I keep aiming for this.’ (Jaycie Y5)

‘I’m trying to win a trophy with my rugby team.’ (Andre Y5)


We asked the children if they enjoyed their myHappymind sessions, here are some of the things they said:

I really enjoy them because I really like to learn different things about the brain that we didn’t know already’ (Andre Y5)

‘Yes, because when I first started mHm I had no clue what it was and now that we’re almost at the end of it, I know all the characters and what we’ve done in the different modules.’ (Millie Y4)

‘I like mHm because it brings back really good memories about your brain and you get to learn different character strengths – I have love and kindness.’ (Casey Y4)

‘I’ve enjoyed mHm because I’ve learnt what actually goes on in your head and why you think certain things.’ (Naomi Y6)