Wellness Week

Kilcornan National School held a ‘Wellness Week’ from 7th to 13th February 2023 as part of the ‘Amber Flag’ initiative, run by Pieta House. The ‘Amber Flag is awarded to schools for creating a healthy, inclusive environment that supports mental well-being. Our school is working towards earning our first flag. The committee, made up of students from 4th to 6th Class, organised a variety of different activities for ‘Wellness Week’. Each of the classes thoroughly enjoyed taking part!

DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)

To begin ‘Wellness Week’, all classes brought in their favourite books from home and were given the opportunity to read and discuss the books with their classes.

Art Competition

Students from each class designed posters illustrating moments that make them happy. Family members, friends and pets were included in many of the children’s images. It was fantastic to see the talent displayed by students from all class levels! The winners each received a special prize 

Yoga with Ashling

Thanks to the Parents Council who provided funding, children were treated to a yoga session with Ashling. The children loved completing the different yoga poses, especially those which required them to replicate different animals. Ashling encouraged the children to create their own poses. This proved challenging but also very enjoyable!

‘Colours Day’

We held a ‘Colours Day’ where children wore colourful and bright coloured clothing to school. Together, our school collected over 376 euro for Pieta House, thanks to the efforts of staff, students and parents.

Guided Meditation

To end the week, students brought pillows and blankets from home and took part in Guided Meditation. Everyone was super calm and relaxed!

Wellness Homework

Each night, students were given a ‘wellness choice board’ for homework. Children chose different activities to complete with their family members each evening. Some of the activities included playing board games, having a dance party and completing random acts of kindness!

‘Wellness Week’ at Kilcornan National School proved a great success for both children and staff. Everybody enjoyed a week full of

relaxation and fun! Thanks to Ms. Ruddle for co-ordinating this special week and to everyone that took part 

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