Hawkesbury students stage their own recovery

Three Hawkesbury primary schools organised a wellbeing day to help move on together after the challenges of bushfire, floods and COVID.

Image: Students use jenga blocks to build teamwork.

Students from three Hawkesbury schools have been pulling themselves up by the bootstraps with a combined wellbeing day to help move on from two and half difficult years of bushfire, floods and COVID.

Wisemans Ferry Public School Principal Deirdre Dorbis says official and community help was gratefully received, but generating your own mutual support is special.

“That’s why we decided to get together for a day of sports and science,” said Ms Dorbis.

Maroota Public School and MacDonald Valley Public School also took – a total of eighty students – on the day.

Image: Students make the most of getting together in an exercise to support each other’s wellbeing.

“Our schools have long been the hub of their communities, but when families have had to deal with so much, it’s even more important that everyone knows they can pull together,” she said.

“The activities included a science show (delivered by Kaleidoscope Science and sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank), a sports arena, carnival capers, a dynamic drama workshop and a STEM extravaganza.

“Getting together to do something that’s fun and a bit different with new people is a great way to learn and a great way to reinforce the message that life is good beyond the challenges it throws up,” said Deidre.

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