The wellbeing committee explained in their application that they would like to produce and broadcast a weekly 'Good News Podcast' in order to address rising levels of anxiety. Wellbeing surveys that they have carried out at the school have shown an increased level of anxiety in the children due to exposure to negative news. The Good News Podcast will report local, national and global good news, and interview people of Monmouthshire with stories to tell of acts of kindness, success and positivity.
Cantref are seeking support from the school's ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) for anxiety based issues. Feedback from the school's educational psychologist exposed a county-wide rise in anxiety in school aged children due to exposure to negative and worrying news. The results of thesurveys carried out in school by the wellbeing committee show that pupils have real concerns and worries about what is happening in in the world.