01 Dec 2021

This Laois school is looking on the bright side for their Wellness Week

2020 has been a difficult year for schools in Laois and across Ireland as the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic has interrupted so many wonderful activities like Panto, Cumann na mBunscoil, Communion, Confirmation and Graduation.

But rather than focus on the negative, the children in Scoil Mhuire Fatima in Timahoe, Laois are focusing on the positive, as these lovely photographs show.

One of the first initiatives undertaken by the children in Term 1 was ‘Wellness Week’. Throughout ‘Wellness Week’, the children took some time out to look after their bodies and minds. Several activities took place during the week including a Poetry competition, lessons to develop awareness and promote positive mental health and wellbeing, art and mindfulness activities.

There was also a strong focus on physical well-being with active homework, yoga, healthy eating and a 3 kilometre run completed by 6 th Class, all contributing to a great week.

The week ended with a colourful celebration of World Mental Health Day as the children dressed up in their brightest and funkiest clothes.

Junior Infant teacher and organiser, Orla Mulhare was delighted with the week.

“The children really enjoyed themselves while also learning about the importance of mental health and wellbeing. These are tough times so a focus on wellbeing is very important for children and staff alike," she said.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.