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Holy Cross Girls� School, Ardoyne Road, Belfast

Beyond Bricks - Week 1

25th May 2023

Primary Three, Four and Five have just completed their first week of the Beyond Bricks programme. This programme was created by the charity Mindwise and uses Lego therapy techniques to teach children strategies for identifying and dealing with their emotions. This week we learnt all about the brain and how the amygdala works to keep us safe but when it becomes too active we need ways to help ourselves calm down and put our “thinking brains” back in control. We began our Lego builds and made some “coping jars” to promote calmness. Thank you to our facilitator Rachel from Mindwise. We are looking forward to building our mental health toolkit over the next 5 weeks.