Our Upper Sixth students have been taking part in a 'Wellness Carousel' in their PSE lessons this term. Each student has attended a series of workshops which have been focussed on looking after their mind, body and spirit. Workshops have been based around positive thinking, brain-food & nutrition and pilates stretching.
Within these sessions all students attended a workshop hosted by Mr Mark Rait on 'Living Without Limits'. This workshop focused on specific stresses, strains and challenges that the Upper Sixth might face this year, Students were taught how to turn negatives into positives, and to harness the power of positivity.
The pilates workshop, held by Mrs Susan Welsh taught the students how to fine-tune their bodies. The students learned about the importance of listening to and understanding their bodies. This brilliant session left the students with a new-found understanding of the connection between the mind and the body and ways to help rebalance the body and mind throughout the year.
The final session on brain-food & nutrition taught the students the importance of fuelling their bodies with the correct nutrients to be able to function well and work hard. We were delighted to welcome John from the Edinburgh Food and Wine company. John gave a food demonstration, cooking up a fabulous thai broth, full of zingy ginger to perk up brain cells and a delicious vegan, superfood alternative to chocolate.
Thanks to everyone that took part in these fantastic and educational workshops.