Wholeschool Portal | Home 15 November 2018
 Healthy Living


 Health and Wellbeing Day


St Mary's celebrated a Health and Fitness Day with the whole school community joining in on the fun activities. Our PE Department welcomed Danielle Gilmore who held hip hop classes for our KS3 pupils and Geraldine Kilcoyne and Geraldine McAleenan from Sculpt who held an afternoon of fitness for our KS4 and KS5 students. The activities were a fun and exciting way to get pupils active and highlight the importance of lifelong physical activity. We would like to thank Sculpt and Danielle for a wonderful day of activity. 


St Mary's Student Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) were also busy organising some healthy treats for staff and pupils. Everyone enjoyed sampling smoothies, fruit kebabs, vegetables and hummus and guessing the identity of some exotic fruits. SNAG are committed to encouraging healthy lifestyle and healthy eating with the aim of promoting our students self-confidence. 


SNAG would like to sincerely thank Madeline McCrink from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) who visited the school, for the financial support and also appreciation for her support in encouraging students to adopt healthy eating and lifestyles. 
The day was a great success and further enhances our school theme of "positive well-being and self-care".


 Teenage Cancer Trust Visits St Mary's

Although Cancer in young people is rare it’s important to recognise the warning signs, therefore we invited Malachy Nixon from ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’ into school to present to our Year 9 students the signs and symptoms of cancer. Malachy highlighted many important issues such as; what to look out for, types or cancer and the various treatments available. More importantly he spoke of the strategies that young people can put in place to prevent cancer and of the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle. The presentation was organised by Mrs J McGinn our Health Education Co-Ordinator, who works to promote healthy lifestyles among the pupils in St Mary’s.