A variety of activities were held in school during Healthy Living Week this year. The aim of this themed week in school is to highlight the importance of subjects like Home Economics and PE in school and engage with the entire student and staff body with issues like nutrition, healthy food choices and physical activity. Bodywhys launched the weeks event with a workshop for students on the area of eating disorders, body perceptions and how to help someone with an eating disorder. Breakfast club held throughout the week included breakfast cookery classes. ‘Fakeaway’ cookery classes also took place where students cooked modified healthier versions of chicken strips and wedges. Cross Curricular links between subjects included produce grown by Ag Science students being used up in the Home Ec kitchen. The arrival of our new chicks in the Ag Science Department also linked in with the week. To encourage students food choices at lunch time a ‘healthy lunchbox’ competition was judged and prizes for the most balanced and nutritious lunch box contents were awarded. TY’s went on a visit to Knockvicar Organic Centre to learn more about food grown in polytunnels, food sustainability and got to use the wood fired stove outside and enjoyed healthy pizza’s cooked from it.
Lunch time activities included tug of war between teachers and students and also a Teacher V student volleyball game. Mr. Duignan and student Oisin McGovern also participated in an omelette cook off in the Home Ec kitchen. To link in with Jamies Olivers Food Revolution Day on Friday 15th May, Ms. Cooney organised a Fruity Friday promotion in the school canteen where students enjoyed a variety of colourful fruit pots, exotic fruit kebabs, orange wedges and strawberry smoothie shots. The weeks events concluded with a Health Quiz. Congrats to all the winners of the various competitions throughout the week. Thank you to all who engaged in the event and staff who helped out and participated in various games and activities which always makes the event memorable.
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