WA College of Agriculture teaches wellness in the lead-up to World Wellbeing Day

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
Jayman Bairstow suiting up in the recycling fashion parade.
Camera IconJayman Bairstow suiting up in the recycling fashion parade.

WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin hosted a series of wellbeing events in the lead-up to World Wellbeing Day last week.

Kicking off World Wellbeing Week, World Wellbeing Day aims to promote wellness awareness, including wellness that’s social, physical and financial.

It is a timely message that has rarely been more relevant as the world continues to feel the mental impacts of COVID-19.

Through their activities, the college aimed to instil an understanding of wellness that would serve the students well in school and over their lifetimes.

“Positive mental health and wellbeing enables our students to better manage life challenges, feel more connected to others, and become more positively involved in their communities,” principal Clare Roser said.

“Wellbeing is important for the whole school community to form connections, focus on our positives, step outside our comfort zones in a safe environment and to remember we all count.”

On Tuesday night, YouthCARE Chaplain Sandie Blakiston co-ordinated a cookie bake-off, where each dormitory baked a prized family recipe in the hopes of attaining the coveted Golden Oven Mitt.

On Wednesday, the awareness programs continued with sessions looking at the impact of stereotypes, social connections and the importance of reflecting on personal traits.

Relay races, pool competitions and basketball games featured alongside a fashion parade with costumes made of recycled materials.

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