Griffiths-Scott Middle School Wellness Afternoon

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 To promote health and well-being Griffiths-Scott staff organized an afternoon of activities and presentations on April 20, 2015 to help students focus on their physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. All students in grade 5-9 participated in the event, and feedback from staff and students has been very positive.

All students attended a presentation by Motivational Medias which used video and music to encourage students to take care of themselves and their community. Key messages included compassion, healthy leadership, advocating for people in need, standing up for what they believe in, hard work, perseverance, setting goals, and believing in themselves. The presentation also encouraged students to think of practical ways that they could affect positive change on both a local and global scale.

In addition to this presentation the students participated in two small group sessions of their choosing. These included:

Art & Self-Esteem which was led by two of WRPS’s FSLs and provided students with the opportunity to learn how negative self-talk and low self-esteem can affect your mind and body. They then participated in two art activities where they learned how art, crafts, and even DIY projects can lead to improved self-esteem and confidence.

Drama & Healthy Relationships which was led by the HUB team and allowed students to participate in numerous role plays and drama-based activities to learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships. From this, students learned how unhealthy relationships can negatively impact their overall wellness and how surrounding themselves with positive, respectful people can positively impact their health.

Movement & Anxiety which was led by our former HUB Youth Coach and current EA at Millet School, Amy Thomson. Amy provided students with an opportunity to learn about how anxiety influences their minds and bodies in negative ways. She then led them through various yoga and breathing exercises to learn how movement and proper breathing can drastically reduce feelings of anxiety and improve overall health and wellness.

“Move Your Mood” which was led by a personal fitness trainer out of Edmonton. His session allowed students to learn about how low mood and depression can have a negative impact on their overall physical and mental health. He discussed how daily exercise can be crucial in reducing feelings of depression and then provided students with the opportunity to participate in a high-intensity, full-body workout routine and talked to students about how they could incorporate daily exercise into their everyday routines.


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