Last Friday saw Year 7’s participate in their first collapsed down timetable day since joining in September – Healthy Mind Healthy Body Day! And what a day it was! It was action packed, from start to finish, with form groups taking part in a range of activities. We were fortunate to not only have one former Olympian join us for the day, but two! Nicola Minichiello (bobsleigh) and Joanne Jackson (swimming). Both women gave inspirational speeches not only about their lives and careers but also on how our pupils in Year 7 should have aspirations and believe they can achieve them.
Miss Rodgers and her GCSE Dancers delivered a fantastic Dance session – the theme this year was Bollywood, which included a dance off between the boys and girls in each form. There was also a chance for the forms to showcase their dance to another form in a ‘dance off’ - click here to see the fun! (Do take a look—it’s a great video!)
There was an exciting opportunity for students to make their own healthy smoothies. A blender filled with healthy ingredients was fixed to a stationary bike, so it was down to the pupils to pedal to blend it together – creating a healthy drink and having a mini workout!
Also on the day was an emotional, health and well-being advisor who led a great, informative session that was designed to give appropriate tips on wellbeing. Students were also able to learn and have a go on a few ‘practical exercises’ that looked at having a healthy mind and body.
Finally there was a Drumba session. This is a relatively new initiative run by a Notting-ham company that includes playing some drums and exercising – all too pop songs! This session was lively, fun and entertaining. Overall all the sessions were a fantastic success, with pupils speaking highly of them. Thank you to all the teachers and providers for making this one Healthy Mind Healthy Body Day to remember!!