As we move ever-closer to the commencement of the SQA Exam diet in May we are delighted to note how hard our pupils are working in preparation.
That said, it is important that they remember to take some time out, away from their studies, to relax and unwind.
To this end, we have organised a week of activities which we believe will encourage them to de-stress in order that they can return to their revision in a more positive, relaxed frame of mind.
Our 'De-Stress Health Week' will therefore run from Monday 13th - Friday 17th March and all S4-6 pupils are most welcome to join in the activities.
On Monday 13th we will launch the event with a De-Stress Fair at lunchtime, offering the pupils advice on healthy eating, providing hand massages and a laughter workshop, among other activities.
On Tuesday 14th the pupils can sign up to practise yoga, mindfulness meditation or go to the Library to take part in the host of activities on offer there.
On Thursday 16th, we are delighted to welcome representatives from local pet therapy charity, Canine Concern, who will run several workshop sessions in order that the pupils can benefit from the relaxing influence of spending time with their dogs.
As this is set to be a very popular event we will ask pupils to sign up if they are interested in participating - it goes without saying that pupils suffering from dog allergies should not apply but should instead enjoy the yoga, mindfulness colouring or board games which we have also arranged for this time.
And lastly, on Friday 17th, our 'De-Stress Health Week' will conclude with various team games hosted by the PE department.
We hope that our pupils will enjoy participating in some of the activities taking place over the course of the week.
As always, the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils is at the forefront of everything we do and we hope this event goes some way to encourage them to relax at this stressful time in the school calendar.