As part of P7’s learning theme of Our Democratic World, the children brainstormed issues affecting them and discussed ways to help inspire change in those areas. The issue the class felt was most important was raising mental health awareness in schools.
The children decided to write to their local MSP Kevin Stewart about this issue and to see what he could do personally to address it. The pupils have since received replies from Kevin Stewart stating that he has now raised the issue with John Swinney, Cabinet Minister for Education and Skills, and Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health. We are all very excited to see what developments happen next with this project.