Last week the College celebrated R U OK Day- an event that raises awareness of the importance of connecting with people and having a conversation with someone who may be struggling.
During R U OK Day week, there were a number of student-led celebratory activities that focused on building positive connections with others and raising awareness about the importance of mental health.
At the Town Park Campus, VCAL students with the support of staff ran the following successful activities:
- Sausage sizzle, milkshakes and lolly competition
- R U OK Day breakfast
- Fundraising for a R U OK Day charity
- Games and table tennis competition
- Teacher vs student basketball game with the students winning the game
- Discussions about mental health and how to have a conversation with someone who may be struggling.
At the junior campuses, students celebrated R U OK Day on Thursday 8 September from lunch to Period 4, with the following successful activities occurring:
- R U OK Day breakfast and sausage sizzle
- Student music performances
- Face painting, art activities, music activities and sport
- Team building activities and external speakers sharing the importance of seeking support.
Overall the week was a success as students and staff engaged in positive activities along with gaining an understanding about the importance of checking in with each other and looking after ourselves.
The College would like to acknowledge the Victorian Government in supporting our R U OK Day events as part of the Victorian Youth Fest of events.