Wellbeing Week 2019

Posted on : March 1, 2019

The week before the mid -term break Sligo Grammar School ran a Wellbeing Week. During the previous weeks the students had been in the thick of exams – mocks for 6th and 3rd, and house exams for everyone else. It was therefore the perfect week for everyone to think about their own wellbeing and mental health, a topic much in the news at present. Lunchtime activities featured prominently with Karaoke, an open debate about social media and a Valentines Day Love Songs concert. A healthy, active lifestyle is promoted in SGS and activities such as skipathons, zumba and a whole-school flash-mob were offered to all. Monday evening saw a special concert organised by TY students. All funds raised will go to the Sligo University Hospital Paediatric Unit. During the school day students had the opportunity to try a bit of meditation and junior classes got a chance to re-connect with old-fashioned board games. One HE group had a “Tea and Talk” class where they baked cookies and then ate them together over a cuppa and a chat! On Wednesday the whole school went on a walk to Doorly Park. 1st and 2nd years were treated to a Valentines Day disco, organised for them by the Leaving Cert LCVP students. Finally, on Friday afternoon every student and teacher – and some parents and friends of SGS – got involved in a “Coffee Afternoon” in the canteen. Hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes and buns were served and contributions were accepted for the North West Hospice in memory of our friend and colleague Patricia Burke. The Wellbeing Week was a great way to end the first half of the term and a reminder to us all to be good to ourselves. thanks to all teachers and staff who got involved and especially Ms McGuinness who was the driving force behind the week. Photos are HERE





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