Happy Feet Wellness Week

Happy Feet Childcare Afterschool Club Goes Orange

Our afterschool club has been extremely busy in the last number of weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed our very first ‘Wellness Week’. The Senior Afterschool Children have been working on a project to promote positive mental health and wellness and in the hope of obtaining an ‘Orange Flag for Mental Health’ through Pieta House. The children had to organise and carry out a variety of activities in which one would have to be a fundraiser for Pieta House. During this week, children swapped doing homework for a variety of activities including meditation with our own Ashling and Jenny from New Beginnings Healing. Jenny spoke to the children about the importance of silence and how it is so important to rest our minds as we all have extremely busy days. We also nourished our bodies with the sampling of some fruit and vegetables as it is important to nourish our bodies aswell as our minds. All children took part in mindfulness colouring and scratch art. Children also took part in a variety of physical activity including a sports day and a training session with Cian and Donie from Castlerea St. Kevin’s Intermediate team and current Connacht Champions. Cian and Donie spoke to all the children about the benefits of physical exercise for a positive mental health. All children also drew their handprint to join forces together as all our friendships blossom here. Senior afterschool children also made a positivity jar which children can take from if they need some positivity in their life. On Friday, all children dressed in Orange and participated in our very own ‘Darkness into Light’ walk around the track in Tarmon. We were joined by Gareth Scahill and Yvonne Ryan from Castlerea Darkness into Light along with some Transition Year Students who are currently organising this years Darkness into Light. All children were treated to ‘orange treats’ after the walk. We are very proud to announce that we raised a phenomenal €591.00 for Pieta House. 

 

All children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the wellness week and are already looking forward to next years activities.

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