Teacher Joshua Driscoll explains aspects of nature around Wando to students. (Hannah Flint)
Teacher Joshua Driscoll explains aspects of nature around Wando to students.

Hannah Flint

Wando wellness week

February 2, 2021

Day 1

To start Wellness Week, Wando’s Student Council hosted a nature walk around the school’s campus to take minds off of the difficult school year and stress that comes along with finals. Teachers Mr. Discoll and Ms. Krishom led numerous groups during all five lunches and taught students about the importance of South Carolina nature. “Making sure that you are your best self and your most well self is very important,” Isabelle Turner, Junior Spirit chair of the student council said. 


Day 2

Continuing with Wellness Week, Wando’s Student Council hosted Take a Break Tuesday, where students could play virtual bingo by taking a picture of them completing specific tasks and submitting it to @wandosprititweek. These tasks included activities like drinking a gallon of water or doing 20 squats. Senior Zaria Ascue and Riley Mcolnd won with the most liked post winning a $10 Amazon gift card. 


Day 3 

For Well-Being Wednesday, students were able to enjoy a Brava Bowl during lunch and snuggle with tiny puppies in the cafeteria courtyard. These activities were a great way to take your mind off of school and relax. “We wanted to create a week dedicated to making sure everyone takes a beat for themselves,” Isabelle Turner Junior Spirit Chair of the student council said.


Day 4 

Thoughtfulness Thursday was a way for the Student Council to spread kindness during wellness week by allowing students to use chalk in the front and back of the school to write short messages to friends and staff members. They also hosted a scavenger after school hours as a way for students to meet new people. 


Day 5 

Closing out Wellness Week, Fitness Friday took place in the main gym with a 7:30 am morning meditation and yoga class. Students signed up for a spot over email and were able to relax before a stressful school day ahead of them. The Student Council used this time to encourage students to remember to take care of both their mind and body by keeping fit and taking time for themselves. 

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