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Second Annual Wellness Day

1/24/2018

Upper school students spent Wednesday, January 24, focused on aspects of health and wellness as it relates to their lives, both now and in the future. The School’s second annual Wellness Day began with a presentation from the One Love Foundation. One Love was founded in 2010 to honor Yeardley Love, a senior from the University of Virginia who was killed by an abusive ex-boyfriend. The foundation works to educate the public on the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

After watching a video produced by One Love, students broke into small groups to discuss the importance of healthy relationships and acknowledged the signs and danger that surround domestic violence.

Throughout the day, students participated in interactive workshops, which included the powerful benefits of exercise, sleep, the arts, and nutrition, among other important discussions. Upperclassmen also engaged in mental and physical exercises, such as yoga, brain games, chess, flag football, basketball, and CrossFit.

Therapy dogs also made an appearance on campus supplying the community with affection, comfort, and love. Rusty, the labradoodle, Zoey, the corgi, and Juno, the golden retriever, were quite a hit!

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