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Sally-Anne Tapia Bowes: Woodlands' Patron of Reading:

As part of our celebrations for World Book Day, our Patron of Reading, Sally-Anne Tapia-Bowes, visited school and spoke to us all about the importance of reading and the positive impact it can have on our mental health. She told us that research has shown that just 6 minutes of reading every day reduces anxiety levels by over 60%.


Sally-Anne helped us to think about how to control anger - ‘How to Tame Our Tiger’. She read a number of extracts from different books, including Roald Dahl’s Matilda, which illustrate what anger can do. Then she provided us with tips on how to calm our bodies down, including the use of controlled breathing and how we can help each other.


‘It’s not good enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.’

                                                      ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio