Eros Primary School celebrates annual wellness day
Amanda Auibes, head of the languages department at Eros Primary School, summed up the significance of Wellness Day, saying: "Wellness Day was initiated when we realised that our teachers and learners are going through a lot. We need a day to rest our shoulders, lean back and enjoy ourselves".
The celebration featured fitness sessions, choreographed routines, water and other engaging games, encouraging physical activity and camaraderie. An added highlight was the presence of a psychologist, who was on hand to provide support and counselling for those who needed it.
The event's significance extended beyond physical fitness, addressing critical issues prevalent in October, November and December, often referred to as 'dark months'. These issues include mental health concerns, such as suicide, and the growing challenge of cyberbullying among learners.
"We let loose on Wellness Day. All in all, it's a day to recoup from the year,” Auibes said.