Youth Spotlight: Holy Cross Student Wellness Team
The Holy Cross Student Wellness Team works tirelessly throughout the school year to both promote health as well as enhance the wellbeing of its students and staff at HCCSS. The Wellness Team meets every month to plan various initiatives that centre around the messages of FUEL, CHILL, CHAT & PLAY. Holy Cross promotes FUEL-ing up with healthy food through ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ where team members prepare and serve hundreds of servings of fruits and vegetables for staff and students free of charge! CHILL days promote relaxation and stress reduction through interacting with therapy dogs, massage therapists, and yoga instructors. The students also understand the importance of a supportive community within the school and host CHAT days, during which the cafeteria is transformed into a cafe with live music, students have access to a photo booth, free refreshments, and a ball pit to jump into with friends! Finally, PLAY is encouraged by being active in their open and non-competitive athletic events on ‘Fit Fridays’. The team also works diligently to plan and deliver a full week of healthy living activities during its annual Wellness Week.
Overall, The Wellness Team has had a huge success by focusing on the positive and encouraging everyone at HCCSS to make healthier choices. All members of the Holy Cross Wellness Team are deserving of this recognitions for their diligent efforts aimed at making Holy Cross a healthier and happier place to be!
To learn more about KFL&A Public Health visit their website www.kflaph.ca