Our Events Committee and Global Goals Club therefore joined forces to create ‘Strength Week’. Following the success of BIS HCMC ‘Happiness Week’ that took place in April 2018, ‘Strength Week’ aimed to continue to advocate positive student wellbeing. The students aimed to build on ‘Happiness Week’ by not only promoting mental wellbeing but also physical health through 3 different activity strands: Mind, Body and Community. Here, Year 13 student Trang Dang tells us more…
Form time activities
During form times, forms were either assigned to the Mind, Body, or Community Strand and participated in the activities specifically designed for each strand.
For the Mind Strand, students took part in 3 experimental puzzles as well as a Kahoot quiz aimed to help them gain a better understanding of the importance of time and time management.
The Body Strand focused on improving students’ physical wellbeing, by raising awareness of the importance of both nutrition and exercise. For the form activities, they were shown a “Nutritional Top Tips” video, provided by Ms. Topping:
After the video, students were asked to plan a healthy form breakfast together, either using their own recipes or those provided by Ms. Topping.
The Community Strand was a core collaboration between the Events Committee and the Global Goals Club to integrate Peace One Day into Strength Week. To promote peace and strength within the BIS community, forms were asked to sing and record part of the song ‘Heal the World’. Keep an eye out for the release of the final video!
As laughter has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and strengthen social connections, we started the week by holding a meme-making competition to help students relax after a full morning of hard work.
There were judges, captions and funny photos supplied by our teachers at each table and players were required to choose the funniest caption for each photo. The overall winner was then decided by our judges. It was a great success and everyone, even the teachers, had fun!
Blind tasting challenge
On Tuesday lunchtime, we held a blind-tasting challenge in the Undercroft. This challenge required students to step outside their comfort zone and hold their nerve as they were asked to taste and guess different types of dried fruits whilst blindfolded. Those who guessed correctly were awarded a prize!