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Charles Read Academy

We seek to broaden the horizons of each and everyone of our students encouraging academic excellence and transferable life skills enabling all to become effective members of our 21st century society.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

On the last day of term (12th February) Charles Read Academy delivered a ‘Screen Free’ Wellbeing afternoon for all students. Students were set 5 activities to complete, linking to the five ways to well-being:


  1. To Keep Learning – Students were encouraged to move away from the screen and find something new or interesting to read or listen to.
  2. To Give – The second activity encouraged students to help their parents/carers out around the house. Examples included tidying their bedrooms, hoovering, cleaning the dishes or making a cup of tea.
  3. To Connect – The third activity required students to make contact with friends and/or family by making a phone call, sending a text or via facetime.
  4. To Be Active – The penultimate activity encouraged students to get some fresh air by going for a walk, jog or cycle
  5. To Take Notice – The final activity required students to take a photo of the world around them. Examples included ideas such as taking a photo of nature on a walk or something growing in the garden.


Each of the activities were split into 30 minute time slots throughout the afternoon allowing students enough time to take part and 1 house point was awarded for every completed task.  To claim house points students were required to send in photo evidence of them completing each activity.