GOOD CARE NEWS: Bluebird Care branch marks Children’s Mental Health Week
Bluebird Care marked Children’s Mental Health Week earlier this month by hosting an art competition.
Bluebird Care Reading, Wokingham, Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell Hosts Competition for Children’s Mental Health Week
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, Bluebird Care Reading, Wokingham, Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell hosted an art competition.
The local home care provider wanted to actively highlight the importance of expressing yourself, as they encouraged local children to explore the different ways we can share our thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Ensuring children are looked after is an important aspect of care, and Bluebird Care Reading, Wokingham, Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell train all their Care Assistants in ‘Safeguarding Children’. This in-depth training is delivered by Karen Anderson, who has been training Bluebird Care staff for over 12 years.
The competition involved asking children to send in their own Bluebird Care design. The winning artwork will be turned into a pin badge for all members of the team who have completed their ‘Safeguarding Children’ training.
Karen Anderson judged the competition and was blown away by the quality of entries submitted. Karen said:
“We would like to personally thank all the children that entered into our competition. The amazing designs will be turned into one big bluebird and displayed in our office.”
The winning design was drawn by William from Woodley, aged 10. Karen added:
“The reason I picked William’s design was the bird has all the colours of Bluebird Care and looks extremely proud. The bird on the design also has its eyes closed, which means the bird is listening, and this is a very important aspect of care.”
Jade, William’s mum, said:
“Thank you! William was over the moon, it was the lift he needed and his teacher was very proud of him when he showed it to his class at school”.
William won a WHSmith voucher and will see his lovely design turned into a pin badge for all the team at Bluebird Care Reading, Wokingham, Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell.
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