SCHOOL councillors from Penketh were on a mission to raise awareness of mental health last week.

The children at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School were working hard to make a different as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.

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A buddy bench was created by anti-bullying councillors who wanted to tackle the theme of loneliness.

They created the bench for children who feel like they want someone to talk to during play times.

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The school councillors also led a whole school assembly to raise awareness of mental health and made badges to sell throughout break times.

They raised an impressive £62 for the Mental Health Foundation.

Staff member Miss Flynn said: “We are very proud of the awareness that the children are raising in school and wanted to celebrate this.”

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