Presentation goes all healthy

Published 07/11/2012 | 09:47

The 'Ready, Steady Cook' winners pictured with teacher, John Enright during Health Week at St. joseph's Presentation Secondary School are from left: Amy King, Grainne Murphy, Sharon Breen and Kirstin Clader.

AN innovative approach to student health and wellbeing was rolled out at one second level school here in Castleisland over the final week of autumn.

Health week for the autumn term was launched in Presentation Girls' Secondary School on Monday morning, October 22nd by fitness instructor Lisa Kerin. The theme of the week is ' Minding Self …. Minding Others.' The Students' Council was actively involved in planning the week's activities. Ms. Kerin took aerobic classes at lunch time.

To encourage healthy eating, breakfast was offered to girls in the Home Economics Room on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8.30 am and was funded by the school. There was a wide variety of colourful foods on offer, French toast with accompaniments, porridge with a variety of toppings and other cereals, juices, smoothies, rolls, breads, a wide variety of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cold meats and cheeses. A vegetarian ' Ready Steady Cook' competition took place on Thursday between staff and students.

All girls participated in a 3K walk/run in An Riocht Complex on Tuesday afternoon..

Maeve Galwey an expert on relaxation conducted workshops with each year group during the week. The Garda Traffic Corps spoke with senior students in relation to safe driving.

First year students finished the week with a hike on Torc Mountain on Friday and the school was blessed with fine weather during the week.

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