A Beautiful Skyscape enriches your life beyond the moment

At Greenbank High, we are always looking for ways of enhancing good mental health and wellbeing.
A glorious sunset or a beautiful moonlit night is the epitome of fleeting beauty, which can be over all too soon. Yet the psychological effects of admiring the sunset or different skyscapes may persist long after the colours have faded.
Studies show that appreciating natural beauty may boost well-being, increase generosity and enhance life satisfaction. The key is to actively engage with the experience. To reap the rewards of a skyscape you need to stop whatever else you’re doing and really notice and appreciate the show in the sky. (Jia Wei Zhang at the University of California)
So grab your phone or camera, take a moment. Take several slow, deep breaths to relax your body and calm your mind. Then intentionally focus on the beautiful skyscapes that Southport and the surrounding areas can give us, noticing how the colours and light changes in this small space of time.
Look back at the image and if you feel inclined upload it to our website by emailing it to [email protected]. Others can appreciate it by viewing it on the Greenbank High School website, under Students – Serenity Landscapes.


Sunsets by Southport beach.

On the bright side of the moon”.



Southport with moon shine.

Bryn on Ullswater
Sunrise at Rivington



South Lakes

Evening sunset in the North-West.

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey 

Sunset in Birkdale


Stan the dog at Kew Woods

Formby beach

Falmouth, Cornwall