Eight caring Chesterton pupils were awarded “Super Power” T-shirts at a special assembly attended by their MP, where they graduated as official “Ollie Super Power Kids” on Friday 14 February at Chesterton Primary School.
The pupils aged between 8 and 11 took part in a 6 week programme called “Ollie and his Superpowers”, designed by Cambridge-based cognitive therapist Alison Knowles.
Smiling doll Ollie, who sports his own red t-shirt, has different super powers for all of his emotions. He knows when to use a sad or an angry super power, or when to deploy his brave or excited super power instead.
The eight trained youngsters who have learnt about how to manage their emotions will now go onto the playground and help support other children having a rough day.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “It is so important for people to feel comfortable discussing their emotions. Well done to the fantastic pupils who graduated. I hope you wear your red T-shirts with pride.”
Toni Jackson, Head Teacher said:
“Ollie and His Superpowers has helped towards improving the behaviour at Chesterton Primary School. It is a programme which empowers children and adults to take control of their emotions rather than being controlled by them. I think that being part of the “Ollie” family has helped the school achieve its recent “Good” from Ofsted due to the impact it has had on both the staff and the children of the school.”