Healthy Living Week is a transition year initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle for all, especially students and young people. Transition year student, Aoife Redmond shares her experience of Healthy Living Week.
Healthy Living Week was held in the school from Monday 24th to Friday 28th of September. Healthy living week was the first big event for the school of the school year. It was a challenging task for all the transition years as we were put in charge of asking local businesses to come in and speak about keeping our body and mind healthy. In collaboration with the home economic teachers, Ms. Dunstan and Ms. Doolan, we made a timetable which included all the talks and active classes for the different year groups. In the timetable there was something for everyone, including free fruit and yoghurt being given out during break time every day. There was also a range of lunch time activities that were open to everyone.
All in all I think the week went very well and it was a huge success for the school in making everyone more aware of leading a healthier lifestyle and being more active. There were a lot of different activities and I think there was something for everyone. For instance, if you weren't sporty but you liked music or art, music lessons were held in the music room by some of the TYs. There was also a mindful art class held on one of the days that myself and a few other TYs attended and just relaxed and coloured for lunch. During healthy living week I also was took the opportunity to get fitter and eat healthier. Every day I went to the canteen to get some freshly cut fruit and a Glenisk yoghurt. I also attended the Zumba class held in the PE hall given by Dorinda Cuskelly. I really enjoyed the dance and fitness combined in the class and defiantly felt the burn in my legs the next day as well!
I love all things sport and being active and just helping others become more active was also a big part of healthy living week for me. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed the whole week. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and I am already looking forward to next year.
by Aoife redmond
Transition year student. Class of 2018/19