Lots on offer at first health day
The Titahi Bay School Health Day next week will give the public the opportunity to have a nudge at zumba, get their eyesight and blood pressure tested and receive budgeting advice.
The event, on September 19, will feature more than 40 stands, set up around the school. Health organisations will be joined by emergency services, sports groups and the Salvation Army.
One of the co- ordinators, Titahi Bay School teacher Kelly Brown, says the event is a way to showcase what services are available.
‘‘ People might not know how to get in touch with the local foodbank or how to get tested for diabetes, so it’s just about creating that awareness. In setting this up I’ve learnt so much myself.’’
As part of the lead-up to the event, students are studying health topics in class. One group wrote a press release on the Health Day for Kapi- Mana News. ‘‘Whatever the reason, come and learn about the local organisations that can help you and your family be healthy, and stay healthy,’’ says the release.
Ms Brown says depending on the response, they hope to make this an annual event.
The health day kicks off at 9am and finishes at 12.30pm.
Healthy students: Titahi Bay School students, clockwise from left, Acacia Edwards, Epe Niu, Yasmeen Prescott, Owyn Aitken and Maya Scott will be among the student helpers at the upcoming health day.