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“PrideSearch” the school mural at YPA

The key aim of this project is to support student’s mental health and well-being as well as help them to re-engage positively with their learning and the school environment after the extended break due to Covid 19.  This project is intended as part of the school’s recovery programme.

The key aims are to

  • Support emotional well-being
  • Re-engage positively with learning
  • Reconnect with the learning environment
  • Encourage safe working with others
  • Encourage positive social interaction
  • Build self-worth through a shared project
  • Reconnect the students to the value of their artwork
  • To commemorate the path the school took throughout the pandemic.

Each student will have the opportunity to make a unique contribution to a whole school project expressing their creative ideas as well as be encouraged to reflect on the thoughts of others. The wall has been carefully re-worked to allow a larger contribution from the students

Stages of the Project:

This project will allow for changing numbers of attendance. It can grow and expand to the changing numbers of students that begin to come back to school. The composition of the mural will change but will basically absorb all of the students` work after they have completed preliminary drawings of their contributions to the mural.

The theme of the mural are the figures in the landscape discovering the Pride Values Sculpture. The idea is that each student will create their own character which will then be placed onto the highly  magical detailed landscape There will be a highly detailed Human-esque statue (a student has suggested an Easter Island Head. , a monument to Kobe Bryant) that will have all of the schools Pride values written on it. Hopefully, all of the students and staff will contribute to

Children are likely to be experiencing worry, anxiety and fear, and this can include the types of fears that are very similar to those experienced by adults, such as a fear of dying, a fear of their relatives dying, or a fear of what it means to receive medical treatment. If schools have closed as part of necessary measures, then children may no longer have that sense of structure and stimulation that is provided by that environment, and now they have less opportunity to be with their friends and get that social support that is essential for good mental well-being”   W.H.O.Europe 26/03/2020.



YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

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