Wellbeing Tops Timetable

A day devoted to Wellbeing gave Brentwood School’s Upper Sixth students the opportunity to focus on their health, welfare and happiness.

The special day, arranged following feedback from the students themselves, included seminars on Mental Health, with talks and guidance from representatives from the Samaritans, and a motivational talk from a guest speaker.

There were also sessions on self-defence, meditation, sexual health, sport and nutrition, exercise and wellbeing, as well as a discussion around ‘How to Vote: National and Local politics.’

Motivational speaker Meg Dyos told her amazing story of joining the first all-female Coxless Crew on the final leg of their 8,446-mile journey rowing across the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia in a 29-foot pink ocean rowing boat named Doris. During their 2015 adventure, they set two world records and raised £70k for Breast Cancer Care and Walking with the Wounded.  

Director of Wellbeing, Miss Michelle Choate, said the day had been very rewarding. “These sessions not only gave students an opportunity to receive guidance but also to ask questions and share discussions with other students in their groups.”