St Joseph's Rochfortbridge - Positive Mental Health Week

Positive Mental Health Week 24th March 2014

St Joseph's Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath have just completed a very successful positive mental health week.

Under the guidance of Home Economics teacher Ms. Hackett and with the permission of school Principal Ms. Alford, students had a different activity each day to make students 'smile'.

Smiling was in fact the theme chosen and students did plenty of that during the week.

Examples of the activities in which the students engaged in included;

  • A non uniform sunshine day where students wore something orange or yellow.
  • This was followed by a run a mile with a smile on Tuesday.
  • On Wednesday some brave teachers agreed to partake in a wax off.
  • Thursday was off line day where students committed to staying away from Facebook.
  • The week concluded with a Get Energetic Friday.

We would like to compliment all involved in this worthwhile and welcome initiative.

Well Done and keep smiling!!