Cyril Jackson hosts 17th Health Festival


Kellieanne Brown-Neaves, Daniel Gayton, Abya Dwiayu and Samaritans helper Jocelyn Calder.
Kellieanne Brown-Neaves, Daniel Gayton, Abya Dwiayu and Samaritans helper Jocelyn Calder.

FOUR high schools in the eastern suburbs engaged in interactive activities based on health and wellbeing at an annual health festival on May 10.

Cyril Jackson Senior Campus held its 17th Health Festival and invited Morley Senior High School, Ballajura Community College and John Forrest Secondary College students.

Students were treated to 50 stalls run by the Public Transport Authority, DonateLife, Asthma Foundation, St John Ambulance, Royal Life Saving Society of WA, Helping Minds and other multicultural support agencies.

Part of the festivities included games, quizzes, farm animals, yoga, meditation and drumbeat activities.

Cyril Jackson community coordinator Debra Fitzsimons said the students were impressed with the ability to access all stalls in one day.

“Each agency made sure their stall was interactive and fun so that the students would be more likely to engage with them,” she said.

“(Students learned about) strategies for dealing with stress, dealing with relationships, how they might go about using external agencies in the future.”

Ms Fitzsimons said they were looking to continue its annual event next year.

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