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Primary 7 Health Day

Galashiels Academy P7 Health and Wellbeing day took place last Tuesday with our invited keynote speaker, David Ferguson starting the day off with a passionate and inspirational talk. David talked about the importance of having a growth Mindset, setting personal goals and having determination to be the best you can.

Throughout the day the pupils rotated round 9 workshops that challenged them mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. These included: team building; rugby challenges; dodgeball; dance; internet safety, led by PC McIlroy; NHS oral health; CPR; healthy eating; creating fruit smoothies).

At every workshop the pupils demonstrated the ability to work with others showing excellent communication and leadership qualities when required and all seemed to develop their confidence as the day continued.

S5/6 pupils assisted staff leading workshops and they represented the Academy very well. Again these pupils demonstrated excellent leadership qualities and grew with confidence as the day progressed. Without these pupils the workshops would not have worked as effectively.

The winning team won a free swimming pass to use- thank you to BSLT for donating these

Feedback from both primary pupils and staff was very positive with enjoyment of activities extremely high. Many commented on what a credit our pupils are to the school!!

Well done to all involved in such a successful day.