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    Good Health Week (4-8 February)

    Our programme of events for Senior school pupils includes inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops and a ‘Walk to Ghana’ challenge!


    Tuesday: Lunchtime 'Pet Therapy'

    According to the World Health Organisation, ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Our biennial Senior School ‘Good Health Week’ is the perfect opportunity for pupils to focus some attention on looking after themselves both physically and mentally.

    From Monday 4 to Friday 8 February, we’ll be welcoming health experts to our school including the ‘Self-Esteem Team’, the Teenage Cancer Trust, Drug Awareness Speaker Sabina Gray, Relationship educator Jonny Hunt, and Karen Adams and Hannah Hucklesby from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s Psychological Wellbeing Service. Between them, our visiting speakers will talk to different year groups on topics such as food and nutrition, mental health, body image, exercise and physical activity, lifestyle choices, drugs, and alcohol.

    Pupils of all ages can get involved in a wide range of lunchtime activities too, with daily workshop sessions on mindfulness, pet therapy, first aid, sleep and alcohol. With the help of the Ghana partnership team we are also encouraging the whole school to get active and take part in the ‘5 mile challenge’. Starting at the Lewis Hall foyer each lunchtime, set off on a one mile walk with your friends and clock back in to register your mile. Collectively, let’s see if we can ‘walk to Ghana’! In the Vanbrugh Library, a special display of books on mental health and relaxation will be available to support everyone’s well-being all week – and beyond.

    In order to include the wider school community, we are once again holding an evening of first-aid training for parents. On Tuesday 5 February, Our Duke of Edinburgh Manager Mr Tony Lucas will be running an emergency heart start and first aid course, from 7pm-9pm in the William Brown Lecture Theatre. There are a few places still left, please email if you would like to attend.

    Mrs Anne Bantin, who organises Good Health Week with Mrs Heather Garland, said: "We seek to inspire our students and equip them to make sensible and healthy lifestyle choices. We hope everyone will enjoy getting involved - pupils can find the full programme of daily events on our Intranet.”

    Below is an overview of what’s on during Good Health Week.

      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday

    3rd Form talk by Teenage Cancer Trust - WBLT

    2nd Form talk by 'Self Esteem Team' - WBLT

    5th Form talk by Sabina Gray on Drug Awareness - WBLT

    4th Form talk by Jonny Hunt on 'Healthy Relationships'  - WBLT   6th Form talk by Karen Adams and Hannah Hucklesby on 'Mental Health' - WBLT

    Mindfulness workshop - Orangery RS2

    Ghana '5 mile challenge'

    Pet Therapy workshop - Lewis Hall Foyer

    Ghana '5 mile challenge'

    First Aid workshop - Lewis Hall Foyer

    Ghana '5 mile challenge'

    Sleep workshop - Lewis Hall Foyer

    Ghana '5 mile challenge'

    Alcohol workshop - Lewis Hall Foyer

    Ghana '5 mile challenge'

    Evening   Parents' First Aid - WBLT