Hastings School celebrates “Global Be Well Day”, a groundbreaking initiative promoted by the education group Cognita to raise awareness about the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
Students at Hastings School joined over 45,000 children and young people around the world on 27 September to draw attention to the vital role of physical and mental wellbeing in education. Hastings School collapsed the curriculum for the entire day on 27 September to mark Global Be Well Day, a worldwide event led by Cognita, a group of 75 schools of which Hastings is a member.
Mental and physical health, along with the wellbeing of young people, are some of the most pressing concerns of our time on a worldwide scale. The Cognita family of schools is totally committed to promoting these aspects. So, with the aim of raising awareness on these issues, Cognita organized a global day of activities designed to broaden understanding of the wellbeing of pupils, families and staff at the schools which make up the community.
Excursions, relaxation classes and creative workshops were among the activities carried out throughout the day on 27th September. In addition, many of the actions prepared were centred on different topics which are key to promoting the wellbeing of pupils, for example, the appropriate use of screens and mobile appliances, the importance of talking about and sharing emotions or how to maintain an appropriate sleep routine, among others.
Helen Ormerod, Assistant Principal: “The well-being of our students is of paramount importance to us here at Hastings School. We are excited to use the day to highlight to our students and parents how we can all look after ourselves, both physically and mentally. The resources that we have will enable the students to reflect on their current behaviours and explicitly teach them how to make changes so they can lead healthier lives. We will be following this up throughout the year to see how the commitments they made are having an impact on how are feeling and how they are learning.”
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