The CBS had a jam-packed week with students engaging in a wide range of talks and workshops given by experts in creating and maintaining physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Positive messages on developing resilience, connectedness and a growth or ‘can-do’ mindset adorned the walls of the school corridors. Ms Reale gave a workshop to students on how to recognise and deal with anxiety. General Practitioner, Dr. Fiona Sweeney spoke to students about the most common health problems which teenagers have to face. Dr. John Wills talked to students about how they should manage their online presence, and avoiding online bullying. Advanced paramedic Mr. Gerry Glynn spoke to Leaving Cert students about road safety. Cathal Dineen, owner of Full Body WorkHouse shared his life journey with Fifth Year students, and gave practical advice on nutrition and achieving life balance. They also participated in CPR training.
As well as numerous talks, there were a number of activities such as a silent disco, and a second year excursion to Sliabh Ban, where the fresh air and views certainly enhanced their wellbeing.
Transition Year students had the opportunity to get active too, and they enjoyed a great day go-karting and trampolining in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Members of staff were also included in Wellbeing Awareness Week and were treated to scones and treats, as well as fruit provided by John Fullard, proprietor of Fullard’s Fruit. A huge thanks to all who helped to make the event such a success, and in particular to Ms Reale who co-ordinated the week’s activities.