School chaplain rides a wave of positive relationship-building and wellbeing
Fun activities for the whole school are a great way of building connections, confidence, resilience and social skills but they are notoriously difficult to piece together and coordinate. Nonetheless, it was achieved and Kathryn Seisun, school chaplain at Margaret River Senior High School in our state’s southwest, actively participated in the kaleidoscope of sports and fun including the coordination of the SmoothStar Surf Skateboarding activity. The school called it, “Big 10 Day” but it turns out that there were over 20 activities on offer. The questions is how did they manage to shoehorn so much fun into one day? Not easy – but not impossible either!
Around the sports world in 180 minutes
To say that there were a few sports and activities on offer would be to massively undersell the range of activities on offer. Students and teachers alike were invited to rotate through:
- Sports related activity including basketball, volleyball, soccer
- Games and gaming ranging from IT, boardgames and escape rooms to Uno
- Adventure activities like trail walking, mountain biking and SmoothStar Surf Skateboarding
- Self-expression sessions featuring karaoke, dance, art and crafts, origami and donut/biscuit making
- Wellbeing through DIY self-care product making, women’s health and wellbeing and much more…
On top of that the colour and chaos of a crazy colour run rounded out the day of fun and connection.
5-time Paralympians first time at Big 10 Day
As if that wasn’t enough, the school Margaret River Senior High School extended an enthusiastic welcome to 5-time Paralympian, Brad Ness. Brad captained the Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team and spoke to groups on a wide range of topics including workplace safety, inclusivity and achieving goals.
If the goal was to provide students and teachers with an action-packed day to remember, Big 10 days gets a solid and heartfelt 10 out of 10!