During week seven of term two, King’s celebrated our second annual Student Health Week.
The week consisted of events every lunch time focused on the Student Health Council’s diﬀerent aspects of health including mental health, physical health and spiritual health.
Kicking oﬀ on Monday 11 June, Evie Clatworthy’s (Year 12, Taylor) Mental Health team held ‘BROYO’ in the Great Hall during lunch time. BROYO was a newly introduced incentive to encourage males to get along to yoga. Girls who attended this event were asked to bring along a guy. It was a great turn out made the event a success. Many new comers of yoga said they found the event informative and deﬁnitely would start to attend yoga more often.
On Tuesday during lunch time, a spiritual panel was held in the Lecture Theatre. King’s College students from diﬀerent faiths informed the audience on their religions and the diﬀerent aspects of them. The event provided some interesting conversations and gave people a greater understanding of their fellow students at school.
The third event of the week was held on Wednesday. Guest speaker and former Blackcap Dipak Patel came in to share his experiences of being in the professional sporting environment. Dipak provided some useful tips of how to stay both mentally and physically ﬁt in all sorts of situations. I’m sure the audience can take much away from this talk.
The last event for the week was the very successful House Cook-oﬀ competition, held in the Chapel Close. Each House was asked to cook a dish in just 25 minutes. This dish had to ﬁt the criteria of being healthy, tasty and eye catching. All Houses made excellent dishes, but on the day, Taylor took out ﬁrst place with an amazing Zoodle and Teriyaki chicken salad. Peart house was a close second and Middlemore came third place. It was a great event to top oﬀ a very successful week. The Student Health Council hope to carry on this great week into next year and continue create even more of a success.
Fraser Hardy (Year 12, Selwyn)