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Health and Wellbeing Day

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Pupils took a well deserved break from their regular timetable to enjoy a range of activities designed to support their physical and mental health.

Each year group had an opportunity to participate in a Clubbercise workout led by Elaine Cunningham from EMC Fitness. This activity was a fun, full body workout that incorporated dance and combat moves to classic club anthems. The pupils enjoyed getting creative with their glow in the dark equipment and uv face paints. Many thanks to Elaine for her infectious energy and for providing our Pupils with such a fun experience before their mid-term break.

Pupils then participated in games and team building activities led by the Year 11 and 12 Girls Active Group. Senior Pupils also had an opportunity to participate in yoga and meditation as a way to relax and unwind.

After our physical activity was complete, Pupils explored some healthy food options in Home Economics led by the Student Nutritional Action Group (SNAG), Miss Digney, Mrs McCaffery and Mrs Forte.

The SNAG team organised some healthy treats for Staff and Pupils. Everyone enjoyed sampling smoothies, fruit kebabs, vegetables and hummus and guessing the identity of some hidden fruits and vegetables. Many thanks to Patrick Philips from Phillips Fruit and Veg who contributed to supplying the fruit and vegetables for the day.

After filling up on fruit and vegetables Pupils visited the Drama Department where they had an opportunity to engage in drama based Halloween games. Many thanks to Mrs McCaughey who facilitated this fun activity.

Special mention to the Pupil Health and Well-being Committee, our Sports Captain, Marie-Claire Savage, and all our Senior Pupils who played a pivotal role in ensuring the day ran smoothly. Everyone worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the day was successful and enjoyed by all.

Well done to all our school community for joining in with the fun and a special thanks to Miss Malone for organising the day.



St Mary's High School, Newry

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