Rose School’s bright idea to protect young minds

Winners of the bake-off competition Albert Carroll, David Plane, Curtis Jones and Matthew Todd. (s)
Winners of the bake-off competition Albert Carroll, David Plane, Curtis Jones and Matthew Todd. (s)

Call them mellow yellow - because these inspiring high school pupils are on a mission to cast sunshine vibes.

And leading the way at a Tea and Talk event at The Rose School, Burnley, on Tuesday, was teacher Val Murray.

To mark World Mental Health Day, parents were given tips for spotting the signs of mental illness and were signposted to sources of help.

Making it a rosy day was a quiz for parents and a Make me Happy baking competition while pupils brightened up the place by wearing yellow.

“There was some outstanding baking and we held a raffle to raise money for charity, Young Minds,” said Val. “Jack Davies won the pupil Bake Off and Natalie Watson was the staff Star Baker!

The event follows recent fantastic news surrounding funding. Headteacher Russ Bridge has secured £100,000 to bring in more support staff working in mental health and Val last month began delivering sessions on resilience.

“We’d also like to thank CCG for a £5000 grant to buy power tools for our work at Brierfield Community Allotments,” added Val.