- A Positivity Box was placed in the Social Area and both students and staff were invited to write out and display messages indicating what made them happy.
- The concept of gratitude was explored.
- Songs that Make Us Smile: each day students from different year groups were asked to nominate songs that lifted their mood or reminded them of a special event. The songs were played in the Social Area at lunchtime and students sang and danced along!
- Lollipops were distributed by TY students to junior students in order to raise a smile!
- Happy Faces Treasure Hunt: Junior students were invited to take part in a treasure hunt and collect as many smiley face emojis as they could locate in the Social Area. Prizes were given to those who discovered the most.
- Second year students experienced living with a disability when they participated in Wheelchair Basketball in UCC.
- TY students were busy organising the many events of the week but had time to train in CPR and experience Aerial Yoga!
- Speakers from a variety of agencies were invited to speak to students as part of the SVSS well being programme …..
- Theresa Spillane from the Drugs Task Force,
- Liam Doocey from Youth Health Services,
- Joe Curtin from Mind Your Head,
- Ann Riordan from the Irish Heart Foundation
Our whole school approach to Well being incorporated many activities and initiatives to promote happiness and positive mental health among our school population. Students were encouraged to recognise ways in which they can help themselves and those around them.
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