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Year 7 Wellbeing Day

17th May 2024

The Year 7 students at St Mary’s College recently participated in a Wellbeing Day. The wonderful team at Guzman y Gomez (GYG) gave up their time to run an “Azteca Camp” – a day full of team building and personal growth. 

The day was meticulously crafted with clear learning intentions in mind. From developing effective communication and collaboration skills to fostering personal growth and leadership qualities, every activity was designed to nurture the boys into well-rounded individuals. Through engaging sessions, we aimed to instill a sense of self-awareness, responsibility, and the importance of setting achievable goals.

From the outset, the atmosphere buzzed with anticipation and excitement. Welcoming our boys, we set the stage for what lay ahead – a journey of self-discovery and teamwork. Ice-breaking activities paved the way for a positive and relaxed environment, setting the tone for the day.

The heart of the experience lay in the main activities, each carefully curated to emphasize different aspects of team building. From integration exercises to identity and values exploration, every moment was a chance for the boys to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Discussions after each activity provided invaluable insights, fostering reflection and growth.

Central to our mission was promoting an inclusive mindset. Our boys delved into discussions on empathy, compassion, and the importance of standing up against bullying. Through activities like the "string game" and discussions on bystanders versus upstanders, we reinforced the values of kindness and support within our community.

As the day drew to a close, it was time to celebrate the achievements and efforts of our boys. Prize distribution was met with cheers and applause as teams were awarded the prestigious Azteca Trophy and GYG Medals. More than just accolades, these prizes symbolised the growth, teamwork, and resilience displayed throughout the day.

St Mary’s College would like to sincerely thank our friends at Guzman y Gomez. We look forward to the continued growth and success of our boys!