School Nurses support local Junior Citizens event

Published on Thursday 22 July 2021
School nurse at local Junior Citizens event

(Pictured: Laura Woods, Practice Teacher)

Children and Family Health Surrey proudly took part in the Reigate and Banstead Junior Citizen Scheme, coordinated by Child Safety Media which ran from 5 -16 July at the Woodhatch Centre, Reigate. 

The aim of the event was to teach children about important issues that are often overlooked by the curriculum, such as personal safety, water safety, rail safety, emotional health and fire safety.

The First Community School Nursing team delivered a series of 10 minute interactive workshops to approximately 850 year 6 children (aged 10-11 years). 

Due to the increasing rise of referrals for emotional health this year, the School Nursing team focused on emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and coping with transition to secondary school. 

Julie Liffen, Clinical Team Leader said: “The children all engaged really well and thoroughly enjoyed the session.

"We shared lots of useful relaxation methods and breathing techniques which will really help as they transition through their school years. 

“The team really enjoyed delivering it as much as they enjoyed the day with all the various services. Well done to everyone in the School Nursing team who took part."

Other services involved in the event included: Surrey Police, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Network Rail and Govia Thameslink and Southern Railway, Hope UK, and Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.