Senior students marked the end of exam week by taking part in growth mindset workshops and a range of outdoor activities, as part of Gad’s Hill School’s ongoing commitment to wellbeing.
On completion of their Autumn progress tests, the 11-16 year-olds were challenged to test their mental and physical skills in the termly wellbeing day, designed to celebrate being part of a happy, healthy and forward thinking school.
In their ‘bubbles’, GCSE year students attended interactive sessions about school and workplace schedules, to help them better understand time management and expectations and become more effective and efficient learners, now and in the future.
Meanwhile, ‘bubbles’ of younger Seniors discovered why brain training is an individual’s responsibility and how it is just as important as exercising muscles.
The focus of the day was mental and physical health and the afternoon was spent completing mindful modules in art, sport, team building, music, technology and drama.
The aim of Gad’s Hill’s wellbeing days is the coming together of the school community to make sure students feel part of a team and confident to try new things, while providing a safe and relaxed environment to continue to thrive and learn.
Organiser, DT teacher Miss Louise Tucker, said: “Now more than ever, it is vital our children continue to connect with peers, stay active and learn new skills.
“The Senior cohort benefitted greatly from the day. They had the opportunity to reflect on their individual academic achievements and then relax and try Zumba, origami, Stop Motion animated filmmaking and military command tasks, to name but a few.”