Hammond Park PS focuses on health and fitness

Teacher Brandon with students Lucas Blackman, Ryder Donegan, Lucy Parker and Joshua Micale.
Teacher Brandon with students Lucas Blackman, Ryder Donegan, Lucy Parker and Joshua Micale.

HEALTH, fitness and mindfulness were key to Hammond Park Primary School’s World Health Day activities on Friday.

Health curriculum leader and Year 6 teacher Stacey Hunter said it was the first year the school had held a whole school World Health Day event, with all 567 students from kindergarten to Year 6 taking part in activities.

“Hammond Park has placed great focus on health and well-being this year and we wanted to promote this by engaging students and the community,” she said.

Activities included creating healthy snacks, fitness sessions, skill-building and mindfulness sessions focussing on mental health.

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The school also aimed to raise awareness about autism.

“It is amazing how the school and wider community has come together to support us,” Ms Hunter said.

“As students can see that we are placing such great emphasis on healthy living and mental wellbeing, they too will value this and hopefully take something away from the day and continue to learn through our integrated curriculum.

“We hope to build students’ appreciation for sustaining a healthy lifestyle.”