Staff at Malvern St James Girls' School joined together and participated in a number of workshops set up across the school in aid of Wellbeing Day which took place on Friday 22 April 2022.
Wellbeing Day supports staff members and their mental health by providing a day of engaging activities that allow individuals to take their minds off of work and mix within the MSJ community.
Malvern Hills Dog Walk
Mrs Wilkinson, Director of Pastoral Care at Malvern St James Girls' School, led a group of adventurous colleagues up the beautiful Malvern Hills on a dog walk.
Mrs Wilkinson said, "As a part of our Staff Inset – focus on Post Pandemic Nurture and Wellbeing – several of us went for a lovely walk on the Malvern Hills with our dogs. It was great to blow the cobwebs away, chat about our Easter Holidays and enjoy the countryside so close to our workplace. Definitely, an activity to repeat later in the term"
Mrs Bemand, MSJ's Academic & SMT Administrator, who recently started a Holistic Massage Diploma with Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork and is hoping to qualify in July, offered a massage to those lucky few who managed to book their place first.
"I was lucky to have eight willing volunteers for my chair (seated) massage during our Staff Wellbeing Day. With the addition of an aromatherapy diffuser and some soft cushions, the room was quickly transformed and the time flew by as each volunteer left with visibly relaxed shoulders and hopefully, feeling some of the further benefits of massage."
Ms Rolfe, Head of DT and Mrs Dege-Edy, Art/Design & Technology Technician, ran an Enamelling Workshop as part of the wellbeing activities on our latest Staff INSET Day. This was a wonderful opportunity not only for staff to take part in a creative activity, but also experience the machinery and technology the DT department has to offer. Participants were fascinated to see some of this machinery in action, and also view some of the pupils’ creations on display.
The workshop itself saw staff guided through the process of creating their own jewellery or trinkets. Staff had a huge array of colours to choose from, as well as different copper shapes to enamel such as hearts, flowers, and trees. The workshop was a fun, creative hour and all attendees thoroughly enjoyed themselves.