Good living at Cathkin High
Second year Cathkin High pupils recently enjoyed the annual S2 Health Day which was held on Friday, October 9.
This year it featured a range of activities that were focused on healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy eating.
Many activities were on offer and each pupil chose three fun filled activities - one from each area to take part in.
For ‘healthy bodies’ the pupils could choose from boxing, basketball, cardio tennis and karate.
For ‘ healthy minds’, the second years were offered music on the mind – where they learnt that different music can help and affect your mood, and that some music can soothe the mind and combat stress.
They also learned about stress management, relaxation and body balance.
Finally, in ‘healthy eating’ the pupils could choose from food art, healthy kebab, food on the go and wrap up.
At the end of the day, all pupils took part in an evaluation session where they completed a questionnaire on their experiences of health day and watched a video aimed at delivering the message of the importance of keeping a healthy lifestyle. The pupils gave healthy thumbs up to the entire day.
Mr Hughes, a PE teacher in Cathkin High School: “The message we were trying to convey to our young people was, ‘make a change’.
“We are looking for each pupil to make one positive health change to either the body, mind or diet having experienced the health day.”
Mrs McNair, the head teacher of Cathkin High School, was thrilled with the success of the day and the willingness of the pupils to take part.
She added: “The pupils’ health and well-being is extremely important to all the staff here at Cathkin High School.
“This day was an added bonus onto the fantastic clubs and activities the school offers throughout the year to promote healthy minds, bodies and eating”.
Food for thought Healthy eating was a part of the week
At play The pupils enjoy some exercise