In term 3, YCS at St Anthony's Catholic College chose to do a Review of Life on self-health and self-worth.
During the review, the group discussed their mental well being and how they could take action - encouraging happiness amongst themselves and the wider school community.
Inspired by the R U Ok movement, the students wanted to create their own campaign. The campaign contained multiple small actions, including:
- Working with the school band, and having them perform uplifting songs at assembly - raising the spirits and energy of the entire school.
- Distributing “Am I Ok” papers to homerooms throughout the school. Students wrote down things that made them happy, which served as a reminder that, whilst we face challenges in life that may get us down, there are always things that can keep us going.
- Following on from the smaller papers, the group created a community “Am I Ok” poster board, where students and teachers contributed comments about what makes them happy - visible to everyone.
It was exciting to see the students, teachers and the band get involved - the school community definitely had a cheerful mood throughout the action.
Article by David King