PUPILS have taken part in a series of activities to mark Mental Health Week.

Stroud School students enjoyed a range of activities including mindfulness and philosophy, physical exercises such as yoga and tai chi, and colouring sessions, to relieve stress and build a positive mentality. A talk on positive internal dialogue also put the spotlight on happiness.

The initiatives marked the national Place2Be Children’s Mental Health Week.

In a statement the school said: “We know that learning outside the classroom and an emphasis on fresh air, the freedom to explore and go on adventures are all important to good mental health among young people. That’s why Forest School and Beach School are both an integral part of Stroud life. This week has been a great opportunity to shine a light on the issues but we believe strongly that such strategies only work when embedded for the long term.”