Good liv­ing at Cathkin High

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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

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