After a week of revision and exams, our Seniors spent time looking after their minds and bodies as part of Gad’s wellbeing programme.

On completion of their Spring progress tests, the 11-16 year olds took part in a range of activities designed to connect with peers, stay active and learn new skills.

Working in teams, the Senior cohort learned about the spiritual and relaxing benefits of yoga; worked-out to music in a Zumba session, tested their agility on the Gad’s climbing wall and obstacle course, decorated cupcakes and even squeezed-in a game of bowling!

Head of Modern Foreign Languages, and organiser, Miss Sophie Batther, said: “Trying something new and taking part in physical tasks helps build confidence and gives children a sense of achievement.

“The students worked brilliantly together, encouraging each other to take part and get the most out of the day, which was a really positive and uplifting end to a busy week.”

Gad’s termly wellbeing days see students go off-timetable and work with peers, teachers and visiting experts to celebrate being part of a happy and vibrant school.

The aim is the ‘Gad’s Family’ coming together to make sure everybody at the school feels part of a team and confident to try new things, while providing a safe and relaxed environment to continue to thrive and learn.

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