A group of Year 12 students from Sacred Heart Girls College recently pulled together their very own Wellbeing Week – a three-day event focussing on mental and physical health, and wellbeing, supported by Todd Energy.
The event brought together a number of different initiatives – from a group boxing session which saw more than 50 students take to the field in their lunchbreak, to a whole-school Wellbeing Expo held in the school’s events centre.
SHGC student and event organiser, Karis Spurway, said Wellbeing Week was hugely successful and created a real buzz at the school.
“Our Wellbeing Week was awesome – it was great to see so many students taking part and getting involved in the various activities.
“The Expo was a real highlight, with students learning about everything from healthy eating to physiotherapy, the importance of an iron-rich diet and being sun smart, to the dangers of drink driving. The local Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) hair and make-up students were very popular with the students, too!
“Through the sausage sizzle and healthy lunch options sold on the day, we also managed to raise approximately $300 for local charity Starlit Hope – a charity started by former Sacred Heart Girls College student and cancer patient, Gabby Devine.
“A massive thank you to Todd Energy for their extremely generous support for our Wellbeing Week event – the week wouldn’t have been as incredible without their help and the team and I are very grateful.”
Hamish McHaffie, Todd Energy’s Community Partnerships and Public Affairs Manager, said it was great to see young people raising awareness around the importance of health and wellbeing with their own peers.
“At Todd, we are always keen to support local initiatives and schools programme that contribute to an active and healthy community.”