Wellness Week Activities

Our Amber Flag Committee recently planned a series of daily activities to mark our annual Wellness Week in Knockskeagh which took place between Monday 10th  to Friday 14th of May this year.

Some activities incorporated into Wellness Week encouraged us to look after one another and to talk about worries we may have with a friend or family member.

Other activities focused on being kind and helped us to realise each of our unique talents.

Each class became engaged in Wellness activities including mindful moments, secret friends, the pick-me-up jar, growth mindset, and feel-good activities during the week.



Wellness Week Activities

Mindful Moments

Each class agreed on a time for daily meditation for the month of May. Our Amber Flag representatives remind teachers each day as school life can be busy sometimes. They’ve earned the title of “Mindful Moment Monitors” in each class. It really is nice to take time to ourselves sometimes. 

The Secret Friend

Every pupil in each class was assigned a partner (secretly) for the day. Being kind to your secret friend was encouraged throughout the school. For example, giving a compliment or simply asking would they like to play a game?

Growth Mindset Tree

Here each classroom introduced the topic of the growth mindset.  Each pupil created and designed their handprint. On their handprint, they either drew a picture or wrote about  “I’m good at____” and “I’m working on _____”. These handprints will be used to form a Growth Mindset Tree Display very soon.

Pick me up Jar

Each pupil wrote something positive about a member of their class. Younger pupils drew a picture for a classmate. There were some lovely positive messages shared within each classroom.  

Feel Good Dance

On Friday, we danced during lunchtime using our two new speakers. It was great fun and we certainly experienced that Friday feeling 😊

Mindful Colouring

On Friday afternoon, we engaged in some mindful colouring in each class. 

The Worry Tree

The highlight of Wellness Week was the launch of our new Wellness initiative for this year “The Worry Tree”. We raised money for Pieta House on this day.  A Ribbon was distributed to each class by committee members and was wrapped around the trunk of the tree to mark each class’s first visit.  

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