Activities to mark health programme
ARKLOW Further Education Centre is hosting a week of activities for all its students this week as part of Healthy Ireland Week.
The initiative is aimed at incorporating health, fitness and mental health.
Events kicked off on Monday with a healthy breakfast morning. A scheduled trip to Glendalough had to be cancelled because of the weather conditions.
On Tuesday the Level 6 VTOS Project Management class hosted a fun morning as part of their final assessments and invited guest speakers to talk about general health. There was also an aerobics class with Annette Gibson, TRX class with Connor Doyle, a fun quiz and a healthy soup lunch and a taster of smoothies.
On Wednesday, some of the Youthreach students will host a special St Patrick’s Irish meal and the other students will be treated to a healthy soup.
Angela Glynn will be holding Yoga classes for all students.
On Thursday Mark Lacey from Clean Eating Dublin will attend the school and throughout the day he will host exercises classes and provide cooking demonstrations on clean eating.
Also, on Thursday Ann Walsh will host an experiential workshop on Managing Anxiety. To finish the week off Marguerite O’ Meara will be discussing food choices and eating for a better you as well as providing healthy snacks.
It is hoped that the students will all adopt a healthier approach to their daily lives after the week has concluded. Thanks were extended to Holland and Barrett and Killowen Farms for their donations.