Health Awareness Week (6-10 February)
Our programme of events for Senior school pupils includes inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops and a lengthy swimming challenge!
Update: Our Safer Internet Day activity (see below) raised £150 for Childline - thanks to everyone who took part!
One thing we should never take for granted is good health - and our biennial Senior School Health Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity for pupils to learn something new or develop a skill to keep themselves, and others, in tip-top shape.
From Monday 6 to Friday 10 February, we’ll be welcoming a team of health experts to Kimbolton, including the ‘Self-Esteem Team’, the Teenage Cancer Trust, lifestyle expert Garth Delikan, and nutritionist Tina Lond-Caulk. Between them, our visiting speakers will cover topics such as food and nutrition, the psychology of eating, mental health, body image, exercise and physical activity, lifestyle choices, drugs, and alcohol.
Pupils can also get involved in a wide range of lunchtime and after-school activities, with planned sessions on first aid and mindfulness, as well as a swimming challenge to see how far pupils and staff can swim collectively as a school. In the Vanbrugh Library, a special display of ‘Mood Boosting Books’ will be available to support everyone’s emotional well-being all week – and beyond!
Additionally, this year international Safer Internet Day falls on Tuesday 7th February. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the event’s theme is: “Be the change: Unite for a better internet.” Our E-safety Officer Mrs Lucy King said: “We’re interpreting this literally and would like all pupils to ‘Be the change’ by putting their photo onto a 50p piece. These 50p ‘faces’ will then be arranged into a visual display of the word ‘Internet’, with money raised donated to Childline.” Pupils will also be completing activities within tutor time and discussing how to use the Internet in a positive manner.
Health Awareness Week organiser Mrs Anne Bantin said: "I hope that all of our pupils and staff will enjoy getting involved in Health Awareness Week. We are keen this year to also involve the wider Kimbolton School community, and will be running an evening emergency heart start/basic first aid training for parents. There are still a few places left – please click here if you are interested in taking part. Pupils can find the full programme of daily events on our Intranet.”
Below is a snapshot of our Health Awareness Week highlights.
(Safer Internet Day)
Presentation: Teenage Cancer Trust (Third Form)
Presentation: The Self-Esteem Team (Fourth Form)
Talk by Tina Lond-Caulk: Food for the Brain (Second Form);
Talk by Barry Evans: Drugs and Alcohol (Fifth Form)
Talk by Garth Delikan: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (Lower Sixth Form)
Charities Committee cake stall in aid of the British Heart Foundation
|Lunchtime||Interactive Display: Alcohol Awareness - Orangery Foyer||Interactive display: Smoking – QKB||
Interactive display: Well-being – QKB
|Lunchtime mindfulness session – WBLT|
|After School||First Aid Training for Parents||
Whole School swimming challenge