Swasthyam - Health Week
We are committed to ensuring all students are safe, supported and able to continue their studies whether at home or at school. In these times of prevailing anxiety, the focus should be on maintaining a positive sense of wellbeing in all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and emotional. To increase awareness of a good diet, health and hygiene, Health Week was organized from the 12th to 16th of July 2021. Each day had a theme and the activities were also planned in a similar manner.
The Health Week began with ‘Mindful Monday’, where Grades 1, 2 and 3 treated to a presentation on ‘Rainbow Breathing technique’ as part of being aware of mindfulness. The students did a ‘5-4-3-2-1’ Mindfulness Activity after the teacher’s presentation. They had a plethora of activities during their co-scholastic classes. Grades 4 and 5 participated in a ‘Squiggle Drawing’ activity.
During ‘Tasty Tuesday’ the concept of healthy eating was emphasized upon with ‘Go Nuts’ for Grades 1 and 2 and ‘Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Snack Time’ for Grades 3, 4, 5 during their snack break. The childish zest for novelty made Tasty Tuesday a runaway success, wherein, the students of Grades 4 and 5 vied with one another to create innovative tasty and healthy toppings for crackers.
The excitement amongst the Grades 4 and 5 to decorate crackers with healthier and nutritious toppings was indeed a heartening sight. Ms. Anju Chhabra, Nutritionist was the Guest speaker for Grades 4 and 5. she connected well with the students and had a very interactive session on ‘Fresh Food v/s Preserved Food’.
‘Wellness Wednesday’ saw Ms. Smita Mathew, the School Nurse, conducting interactive sessions on ‘Infection Control & Handwashing’ for Grades 1 and 2. Ms. Smita also conducted a talk on puberty for the girls of Grade 5 while the boys participated in an extensive Health Quiz. Two students each, of Grades 3, 4, and 5, extensively researched Covid 19 and shared their learnings with their classes through presentations. The poster making activity after the presentation on the topic ‘War Against Covid’ saw enthusiastic participation from all students of Grades 3-5.
‘Thoughtful Thursday’ had a series of activities aimed at instilling understanding and empathy, conducted by Ms. Prathima R,. An activity on ‘crumpled heart’ was conducted through story telling, the highlight being the impact of unkind words spoken without thinking. This was followed by a note making activity on paper hearts where students wrote messages of appreciation for their loved ones, community helpers (security guards, maids, drivers, cooks etc) and presented the hearts to them.
A befitting finale for Health Week was ‘Fitness Friday’ conducted by Ms. Anita Rao, our in-house dance teacher. The students enjoyed swaying to Aerobics and engaging in stretching exercises. The students were not the only ones making the most of Health Week, the teachers had a rejuvenating time with an Aerobics session on Tuesday along with a Yoga session on Friday. On the whole it was indeed a healthy week for all in the Primary years!