Health and Wellbeing in Boarding
Eat well, sleep well, be healthy and be safe are the recommendations at the forefront of our boarding programme. We have developed a comprehensive programme that supports our boarders to make the right choices critical to their personal and physical development.
I particularly enjoy Tuesday evenings when I spend a session with the junior boys discussing a range of issues relating to our BEDUCATION programme. I use humour and visual materials such as YouTube videos to convey important messages. Many of the boys are keen to contribute to these discussions. In one particular session on safety in the street the boys came up with the implications of texting and walking and the parallels to texting and driving. We also explore the many aspects of healthy eating and table etiquette, the awareness of excessive sugar in today’s diets and the positive benefits of getting good REM sleep which for boarders means no phones after lights out, no stimulants or bright lights and space to unwind.