Keep the Heid and Read!: Pupils and staff at Head of Muir PS catch the reading bug

Pupils and staff at one Falkirk Council primary school were among those who signed up for today’s Keep the Heid and Read! initiative.

Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 4:45 pm

People of all ages were being encouraged to sign up to read for six minutes and help boost their mental health and wellbeing.

The campaign is a Scotland-wide initiative, led by the Scottish Library and Information Council SLIC, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Scotland’s 32 public library services.

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These Head of Muir youngsters are reading their favourite books

It is taking place during Mental Health Week to highlight the known mental and emotional health benefits of reading. Research shows that reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress by 68 per cent and that establishing a regular reading habit has the biggest impact on mental health and wellbeing.

And as these pics from Falkirk Council’s photographer Lisa Evans show, there is lots of enjoyment to be had from spending time with your favourite book.

Even the catering team at Head of Muir Primary took time out to read while the lunches simmered
Pupils and staff at Head of Muir Primary were taking part in the Keep the Heid and Read initiative
It's amazing the places where you can find peace to read in the classroom