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Wolverhampton singing sensation Megan Reece opens wellbeing room

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | Music | Published:

A singing superstar from Wolverhampton has opened a unique wellbeing room at a local primary school.

Megan Reece opening new wellbeing room at Berrybrook primary school

The new addition to Berrybrook Primary School was opened by Megan Reece, who found fame on The Voice in 2016.

The unique wellbeing room acts as an oasis of calm for pupils who are feeling overwhelmed by issues outside and inside school.

It features sensory toys, lego, books and comfy seats to help them unwind when things get a bit too much.

Pictured ,Alica Rogers with students in the Wellbeing room..

Megan, who is a mother of five herself, said: "When I was asked by the school to open the room I immediately said yes, as mental health is something that is very close to my heart.

"It's re-assuring as a parent for me to see that schools like this are taking the children's health into consideration and thinking about their futures in terms of health as well as education."

Previously, when children were feeling overwhelmed and anxious in lessons they would leave the classroom and stand in the corridors.

The new space is a safe place for them that they can use whenever they need some time out for themselves.

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Megan with front left , Kupa Chimugindy and right Bow Jones.

Megan added: "There's a lot more pressure on children these days which only gets worse when they get older and use social media.

"The wellbeing room shows the children that they're supported and that help is there for them when they need it, which is something they can take with them into later life, I know I'd have loved something like this."

The excited children had been preparing for the day by decorating the school with balloons and posters, they couldn't wait to explore their new space and meet the singer.

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Megan performed two songs for the children 'Rise Up' by Andra Day and 'Empire State of Mind' by Alicia Keys, which she chose specially to reflect the themes of the day.

Megan with front left , Kupa Chimugindy and right Bow Jones

The opening of the room coincided with World Mental Health Day, which encourages everyone to think about how they can prioritise their own wellbeing.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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