• Room 10 Make Their Mark

    Room 10 Make Their Mark

    Room 10 have been enjoying ‘Making their marks’ in class and are getting better and more independent in it each...
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    Maths Week 2021

    Maths Week 2021

    Last week it was Maths Week across Scotland. We asked classes to share work that they had been doing in...
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    Enjoying the Outdoors in PE

    Enjoying the Outdoors in PE

    Room 18 has been enjoying PE outside this term. We have been developing our ball and racquet skills by performing...
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    Rock on!!!

    Rock on!!!

    Room 14 have been enjoying creating music with Drake Music Scotland using technology. We have been learning skills in taking...
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    Walking The West Highland Way

    Walking The West Highland Way

    Oor former heedie, Caroline has completed her fundraising walk along the West Highland Way in aid of Friends of Orchard...
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    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2021

    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2021

    As a school we feel that it is very important for our students to support others within the wider community...
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    Relaxing In Room 2

    Relaxing In Room 2

    On a Tuesday afternoons, Room 2 pupils have been learning how to participate and engage in relaxation sessions as part...
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    Room 3 Are ‘Off To See The Wizard’

    Room 3 Are ‘Off To See The Wizard’

    As part of their topic work, pupils in Room 3 have been exploring 'Colours and Textures' using the story of...
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    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Room 17 have been combining our work on reusing and recycling with our numeracy work looking at shapes.  We’ve reused...
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    Bramble Jam

    Bramble Jam

    Room 12 had a great time picking brambles and making jam. Pupils used the bread maker to cook the jam....
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Mental Health And Wellbeing

As we progress through another lockdown period, it is more important than ever to ensure we look after our own mental health and wellbeing.

On the school website you will find a variety of links to different resources to support the health and wellbeing of our parents, pupils and staff.

Wellbeing Supports For Parents, Pupils And Staff – Orchard Brae School

NHS Grampian have also launched a Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Support page full of advice and signposts on where you can seek support and advice.

Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Support (nhsgrampian.org)

This includes links to:

  • Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub who can be contacted on 0808 1963384 for a range of support. This service is available Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm. At any other time you can get lots of advice and support on the website www.gcah.org.uk
  • Who Cares? Scotland who have set up a 7 day helpline to support Care Experienced people during Covid-19.  The Helpline is open from 10-6 Monday to Friday and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday. The numbers are 07756 047389 or 07545 337152. An experienced member of our team will take the call as a first responder and then provide immediate support or pass information on to our local team to provide additional/ongoing support. More information can be found on the Who Cares? Website.
  • Self referral guidance for the Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub, who can offer additional support with your own mental health or that of a family member. How do you self-refer to the Psychological Resilience Hub? (nhsgrampian.org)

For staff, our remember that our Employee Assistance Programme providers, Time for Talking, are also available 365 days per year, 7 days per week, 24 hours a day if you need them.  They have also produced some really helpful podcasts for us, to explore how we can deal with some of the challenges we now all face. 

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