Clarkson PS’s Mental Health Week activities sees visit from RSPCA


Mental Health Week activities at Clarkson Primary School included an RSPCA visit. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475121
Mogwai doing a meet and greet at Clarkson Primary School. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475121

Mogwai with RSPCA community outreach co-ordinator Nat Foster and RSPCA volunteer Kareena Tirodkar. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475121
Clarkson PS’s Mental Health Week activities sees visit from RSPCA
Mental Health Week activities at Clarkson Primary School included an RSPCA visit. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475121 Mogwai doing a meet and greet at Clarkson Primary School. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475121 Mogwai with RSPCA community outreach co-ordinator Nat Foster and RSPCA volunteer Kareena Tirodkar. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475121

DOGS, aerobics, basketball, parkour, dance and chalk art were part of the program promoting Mental Health Week at Clarkson Primary School last week.

Students, staff and parents took part in the activities from October 16-20 at the school, which ECU social work student Laura Butshiire organised to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message.

Her aim is to see children implement strategies to look after their own mental health during their primary school years, and carry that on throughout their school and adult years.

It was the school’s second year running the program, and several visitors coordinated activities through the week, starting with RSPCA representatives and dogs on the Monday morning.

There were aerobics classes on Monday, Thursday and Friday, a basketball workshop on Tuesday, a parkour session on Wednesday, dance class on Thursday and a cement chalk mural activity on Friday.

For more on mental wellbeing and Act-Belong-Commit, visit www.actbelongcommit.org.au.

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