iServi News | 27 September 2019 | Term 3, Week 10
On Friday 13 September, our Year 10 Health Education classes held a Health Promotion Day to enhance people’s views on the importance of health education and on specific health topics. The objective was to promote and develop community understanding on the value of health by setting up interactive and informational stalls. Displays of healthy foods, games and activities complemented the students’ campaigns to raise awareness of their chosen health topic.
My stall was based around the topic of stress and how long term and short-term stress each have a different type of effect. We illustrated the feeling of short-term stress through a game where an equation or riddle was asked, and the student had to respond under 40 seconds. This formed a fight or flight response in the students and putting them under a time limit releases adrenaline. This example of short-term stress contrasted the negative effects of long-term stress gave students’ knowledge on the comparison between the two. Overall the Health Promotion day was fun and successful for students, enabling us to gain knowledge and skills that will be helpful to apply for future purposes. – Anika Desai (SM2)
Week 8 of Term 3 was Wellness Week. To finish off the uplifting week, Year 10 students were assigned with the task to promote healthy habits amongst the school. The Year 10 health promotion day was a huge success with a great atmosphere. Many students were keen to learn about the knowledge of various health topics including healthy eating, body image, fitness, exercise and many more. This was such a good day to reflect on how our College comes together as a community as everyone was helpful, polite and willing to educate their fellow students (and teachers) about their chosen topics. – Jovan Fidanovski (OLS7) and Claudia Vacca (SC6)
Mr Toby Lewis
Head of Learning Area – Health and Physical Education