Health and Wellbeing Week at St.Kilian’s Junior School 10th-14th September.
Saint Kilian’s Junior School engaged in a full programme of activities to celebrate Health and Wellbeing Week. All activities were designed to support the children’s physical, mental and emotional health. The children were coached in Yoga with Ms.Kelleher, Cricket with Diarmuid and Naomi (both from Cricket Ireland), Zumba with Fiona (a zumba teacher), Rugby skills with Glenn (from Leinster Rugby) and Football skills by Robbie (from FAI). We say a big thank you to all our visiting coaches for the.ir hard work, time and expertise. A special thank you to Diarmuid from Cricket Ireland who will be coaching our First classes every Thursday in September and our second classes in October. See photos below.
The children revisited their healthy eating policy and both staff and students took part in Fruity Friday!
Our Health and Wellbeing Week focused on our pupil's mental health. The children were asked to think about all the things that make them special and unique. The children decorated tags and added their own one to our Tree of Thankfulness in the school hall.
All teachers used the week to develop a collaborative art lesson in their classes, a lesson that involved all children working together in a fun and inclusive way. Our staff have also begun to use our Mindfulness programme which will continue throughout the year. Mindfulness is a strategy we use in St.Kilian's JNS to support children who experience anxiety and it gives all children a space to retreat to when their lives become stressful.
Our new visual panel in our school hall has attracted a lot of positive attention and is the centre of our Health and Wellbeing Week this year. It's message is clear and uplifting and helps the children to celebrate themselves in all their uniqueness. Each child was photographed beside the panel and they will receive their photo later on in the year. In the meantime, each child's teacher will display their photo in theirclassroom.