Joondalup Primary School hosts Health and Wellness Day

Pre primary students Marlin Harrison, Isla McNeil and Sam Young. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Pre primary students Marlin Harrison, Isla McNeil and Sam Young. Photo: Martin Kennealey

JOONDALUP Primary School and Education Support Centre students put their books and pens away on August 31 and got creative for their inaugural Health and Wellness Day.

In line with the schools’ desire to support and nurture positive wellbeing and mental health for staff and students, a committee had been formed to develop a day centred around health and wellbeing.

Harmony Bannon (y2). Photo: Martin Kennealey

“We wanted to use the strengths of the schools and local community to include activities that would connect the body and brain and help students develop their focus and attention,” committee leader Skye Mercer said.

Activities included yoga, drumming, music and our mood, dancing, fitness, the Harry Potter-born game quidditch and making calming jars, stress balls and kindness rocks.

Tanisha Read (y4). Photo: Martin Kennealey

Students also explored calming gardens, nature patterns and ways to better understand the brain.

“We are really pleased with our first Health and Wellness Day and the students across both schools absolutely loved taking a day out to get creative and connect their minds and bodies,” Miss Mercer said.

Ciara Hermans (y2). Photo: Martin Kennealey

“Next year will be bigger and better I am sure.”