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​Conquering fears and worries with Author Avril McDonald's Well-being Workshop


We were delighted to welcome the author Avril McDonald to The Abbey Junior School this week to deliver her innovative ‘Feel Brave’ well-being workshops to our girls. Accompanied by her own Feel Brave Series of books and their many colourful characters, Avril worked with the girls to recognise those ‘big’ feelings and learn appropriate ways to manage and diminish them. Along with enjoying some beautiful storytelling, the girls had the chance to practice newly acquired breathing exercises, rhymes and stretches – all in the name of mindfulness.

The girls then took to the Library for an exciting signing opportunity with Avril and a chance to get a closer look at her collection of books. Avril's Feel Brave Series can now be found on our shelves for all to read and learn some stress busting tips. Perfect timing for a restful half-term!