As a part of our RUOK Day 2018 celebrations a health expo was held at each campus to inform students of the various local agencies and health care facilities and providers that are available in our region. The event provided an opportunity for students to speak with these organisations, learning more about physical and mental health awareness. The day was also an opportunity to fundraise for the Buy A Bale drought relief campaign, holding a casual clothes day along with a great range of activities on offer at both campuses to celebrate this day.
Our college is fortunate to be a part of the Doctors in Secondary Schools senior program where a qualified doctor and nurse are on site at WSSC and WMYC one day a week each. Students are able to make appointments to see these medical professionals free of charge.
Dr Jess Madden who operates the WSSC and WMYC clinic held a stall at the event, saying “This year’s health expo is spreading awareness of the fantastic services that are available in our region, which will mean that they will be better utilised.”
In adition to the health expo students enjoyed a range of activities where they were able to develop self confidence and get to know their peers, with activities ranging from Archery Tag, AFL handball competition, Mindfulness drawing and Sumo Suit Wrestling.