Juniors and Seniors from Gad’s Hill School spent a day off-timetable learning how to stay happy and healthy in school, as part of an ongoing wellbeing initiative.
The younger students took part in activities including caring for animals; Judo; drumming and Bhangra dancing.
Teaching Assistant Miss Stephanie Meade, who helped organise the day said: “It’s so important for children to stay active and keep learning.
Meanwhile, Gad’s 11-15 year-old students worked together to improve the school’s grounds and facilities, while drawing upon the school’s status as the former home of Charles Dickens.
The Senior school has its own wellbeing committee, made up of teacher-supported groups: body; mind; spirit; people; place and planet.
‘Team Place’ members arranged: literary workshops from author, and friend of the school, James Benmore; readings of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Dickens’ former study; makeovers of House areas and Kindergarten play areas as well as building a pond in the rose garden.
Organiser and Head of English Mr Paul Wadey said: “As always, the students embraced the day and took a real pride in enhancing their environment and making Gad’s an even nicer place to learn and and work in.”