Mind­ful well­be­ing

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

AUBIN Grove Pri­mary School stu­dents were cov­ered with bursts of colour as part of a fundrais­ing run for men­tal health aware­ness.

BURSTS of colour splat­tered on to squeal­ing chil­dren when Aubin Grove Pri­mary School stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a fundrais­ing colour run.

The event was part of the school’s wider well­be­ing day, where stu­dents were able to learn about men­tal health, re­silience and feel­ings.

They also learnt how to ask if some­one was OK and lis­ten to mo­ti­va­tional speak­ers talk about their own ex­pe­ri­ences.

Aubin Grove Pri­mary P&C pres­i­dent Kelly Schrader said no one was a blank can­vas and ev­ery­one was marked by their ex­pe­ri­ences, a con­cept demon­strated when the colours marked the stu­dents as they ran.

“Our Kids­mat­ter team, in con­junc­tion with our school com­mu­nity, un­der­stand the im­por­tance of ex­plor­ing men­tal health and hav­ing open con­ver­sa­tions from a very young age about the im­por­tance of devel­op­ing a pos­i­tive men­tal out­look, in ad­di­tion to what to do if this is not the case,” she said.

“Each year we have a week that fo­cuses on health and well­be­ing for our whole com­mu­nity, so con­ver­sa­tions are started and ed­u­ca­tion about pos­i­tive health and well­be­ing are had in our class­rooms.”

Funds raised will sup­port class­room re­sources.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d487686

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487686

The men­tal health aware­ness colour run at Aubin Grove Pri­mary School.

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