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Wellbeing Week at Sheffield girls' gives us all a chance to try something new

Last week, 27 February - 3 March, was Wellbeing Week for the students and staff at Sheffield Girls’. This week has become a regular fixture in the calendar around February half term, when we’re looking forward to Spring and shaking off the dark Winter months. It is also a chance to have some fun, based on the principles of eating well, being active, feeling valued by and connecting with other people, being generous and taking time out to reflect.

We’ve had the chance to take part in all sorts of new activities and welcomed back a few old favourites, like Samba Workshop and Creative Colouring and pizza and singalong a-plenty!  Some new options for students this year included the opportunity to have a make up lesson from professional make up artist Hannah Caval, an ‘Ultimate Frisbee’ session on the astroturf, and introducing Praise Pod, an opportunity to praise someone who had the done the extraordinary - or simply the ordinary to brighten up your day. A runaway success was the skipathon for Year 7, which also managed to attract quite a few members of staff.

The staff, ever up for a new challenge, sampled ballroom dancing and ballet thanks to Year 13 instructors Hannah and Lucy, and Mr Wiles offered something completely different - a Ukulele Workshop!

Meanwhile, the Sixth Form Centre was bristling with fresh fruit and healthy smoothies were on offer in the school canteen for a refreshing fruit boost to start the day, whilst for others a foodie treat meant a relaxing cup of speciality tea and a slice of cake in the staffroom at break, courtesy of Mrs Dunsford, who donned her flowery pinny once more this year to serve up treats in aid of Bluebell Wood.  

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