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Presentation Waterford Hold Health and Well-Being Week

October 11th-15th saw the first Health & Well-Being Week in Presentation Secondary School, Waterford. During the week, many activities took place for students and teachers to emphasise the importance of healthy living.

The week began with a breakfast for all 1st and 2nd years in aid of Childline.

This was a great start to the week, and it was organised by Ms Larkin and her D3 class, as part of their CSPE Action project, and they raised €288 for a very worthy charity.

 

All students had an opportunity to ‘Drop Everything And Walk’ for 30 minutes organised by Ms. Bolger.

Each year group went on a brisk walk with their teachers, reminding us all that we need 30 minutes exercise each day to keep fit and healthy.

6th year students also had Hearing Examinations carried out in the Waterford Health Park to highlight the importance of having regular health checks.

Due to the generous sponsorship of fruit by Mr. Paul Barrett (a parent of a 1st and 5th year student), all students received apples, oranges, bananas and pears during break time each day, reminding them of the need to include 5 portions of fruit and vegetables in their daily food intake.

1st, 2nd and 3rd year students made smoothies during their SPHE classes as a way of showing how you can include fruit in your diet.

3rd year students attended Cookery Demonstrations by Patricia Barry showing them how to combine healthy food with occasional treats.

 

 

Aerobics and Hip-Hop classes took place at lunchtime for students, to highlight that exercise can be fun.

1st and 3rd year students attended a very interesting talk as part of their SPHE programme from Margaret Crean as part of the ‘That’s Life Educational’ series, which deals with teenage development.

On Thursday students and teachers participated in WOT (Walk On Thursday) – whereby the cars were left at home and with the sun shining, many walked to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The week ended with the teachers attending a seminar given by Shane Martin of ‘Moodwatchers’ on the importance of ‘Minding Ourselves’.

It was a great week, and hopefully, next year it will be bigger and better.