We are delighted to have been awarded a Bronze "SMILERS" Award from Derbyshire County Council for the work we have done in school on positive mental health and wellbeing.


Positive mental health and wellbeing is something that is so important to us here in Melbourne Infant School, to help our children succeed in school and in later life.  ‘SMILERS’ is an initiative from Derbyshire County Council, and is an acronym to help us all to remember the things we can do – physically and mentally – to help us in our wellbeing, through all of our ups and downs. 


We use Colour Monsters to talk to our children about their feelings; no matter how big or small – to help them to think about how they think, feel and act.   We support one another, move, share our interests and look around our environment; we encourage eating well and resting whilst all staying connected.  It is not just for children, but for all of our grown-ups too!