Hi. Lately I have been feeling really worried about all the uncertainty and I'm feeling like my hopes for the future aren't working out. I really want to tell my friends but I am scared they won't understand and that they will laugh at me or think I am crazy and I don't know what to do.
Hello. I'm so glad you've shared your worry - reaching out and telling someone how you feel is the first step in dealing with your worries. It has indeed been an uncertain year and there have been many challenges along the way. You are definitely not alone in how you are feeling 😊.
I also completely understand that the pandemic has felt like things have had to be put 'on hold' and this can cause us to worry about how we will achieve the things we hope to. However, don't lose sight of how much you have achieved through completing the work in your home learning pack and I know we have all enjoyed connecting with each other over our zoom class meets. There is light ahead as we return to school in just over a week's time when we will be able to help and support you to build on all you have achieved in order to help you feel ready and prepared for your next steps in education, and in life. We can't wait see everyone and to all be back together again.
I understand how hard it can be to work up the courage to talk to someone about how you are feeling but I am sure you can think of a friend who will listen carefully to what you have to say. Remember, they are your friend and so they will be concerned about you and how you feel. Good friends won't judge you or laugh at you; they will listen and support you the best way they can. I would definitely encourage you to talk to a friend. Whenever I talk to my closest friends about a problem, they just want to be there for me and I'm certain it will be the same for you. Remember to let an adult know which friend you're contacting though and how (via phone? Zoom call? Email?) so that you can keep safe.
There are also lots of tips and ideas to help you on the 'Web of wellbeing' tab (under the 'families' tab) on our school website.
Believe in yourself and remember that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and there are always people to help along the way. We can't wait to see you and everyone back in school on the 8th March. When we're back in school, find a trusted adult to chat to - your Harehills Primary family are always ready with a listening ear.
Stay safe. 😊
by Mrs McMullen, Assistant Head Teacher - UKS2
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