Following on the success of Wellbeing Week 2018, another week of self-care and health awareness was planned for May 2019. The Wellbeing Week was opened by our annual School Art Exhibition.
It is well known that engagement in the arts is very important for Wellbeing. In St. Gabriel’s School we are very proud of all the great work in visual arts done with the children in the classrooms as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. The children’s engagement and participation in it are so important and we wish to share with the wider community.
We were delighted that our distinguished guest Senator Maria Byrne was in attendance for the opening of exhibition. She is an accomplished artist in her own right and has a great appreciation of visual art. She met all of the budding artists as well as staff during her visit. A wide range of artwork in many different media by every child in the school was on display. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to showcase all the talent in St. Gabriel’s School.
Health awareness for staff has been running throughout the school year, with a bulletin board, seminar, freebies, handmade crafts, news, information leaflets and mini initiatives.