On Tuesday last, January 22nd, John the Baptist Community School held a very successful Health and Wellbeing day. The school has put in tremendous work to encourage healthy choices among staff and students. This day was organised in order to increase awareness among the school community of these changes and encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

The day started off with ‘Drop everything and Move’ to create awareness around the importance of exercise for health and wellbeing.

The new ‘Slí na Sláinte’ route was then officially opened by our past student, Orlaith O Donoghue, and our present 6th Year student, Katie Heelan, both members of the 2018 All-Ireland winning Limerick Junior Football team. This new 1.1km ‘Path of Health’ is a fantastic resource for staff, students and the local community.

The T.Y. Health Squad put in a huge amount of work organising the event and on the day, proudly wearing their newly designed t-shirts complete with an original logo. The Health Squad logo was created by our very own 1st Year student Alex Russell.

At lunch time, a healthy eating food market took place in the main corridor of the school. This was a celebration of locally produced healthy food, and the school would like to thank the many food producers who took part in the food market, or who generously supported the initiative by providing tasting samples for staff and students to enjoy.

In the afternoon, First Year students showed what a wonderful, talented bunch they are as they put on an entertaining talent show for their peers.

Many thanks to everyone involved, especially the staff Healthy Eating Committee who have worked tirelessly to encourage a healthy lifestyle across the school.