Thursday, 22 March 2012
Sunshine stimulates the production of serotonin which promotes a good mental outlook and fights Seasonal Affective Disorder. It also stimulates the pineal gland which produces melatonin. Melatonin is one of the chemicals that operates our bodies clocks and helps with sleep function. Ninety percent of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun.
At break and lunchtime today it was lovely to see pupils sitting outside in various nooks and crannies around the campus enjoying time with friends in the Spring sunshine. I was also really pleased to see that teachers took advantage of the weather by taking classes outside and using various parts of the school grounds rather than staying in classrooms. Those pupils I spoke to were enthusiastic and thought it was great to get out and work in the sunshine. Here's hoping that this fine weather continues throughout the Easter period.