Blue Monday is typically the third Monday of the month of January. It is characterised as the most depressing day of the year. However, this is not the case at the Friary! Students have been learning in tutor time and during assemblies how to look after their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. They have been given 5 top tips such as getting involved, being mindful and keeping active to try out.  

As part of this wellbeing drive to get students involved with many of the activities that are on offer, both during the school day, after school and at the weekends, Mr Simpson has launched an Eco-Schools campaign. This is a programme which places young people in control of their environmental actions in their school and local community. Students in more than 70 countries worldwide follow the same seven-step framework to make a difference to the environment.  

Friary students made huge progress last year amidst the pandemic and achieved both Bronze and Silver Awards. This year, we will be going for the Green Flag Award, the most prestigious of all.  

Carrie Cain, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We would like students from all years and all houses to get involved and join the Eco Council in working towards this fantastic award. Not only is this a great opportunity to earn house points, build your CV and help the environment but it is also a chance to make new friends which may help to blow away those January blues.”