Lots on of­fer at first health day

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

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.

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