wellness expo at nelson park

Wellness Expo

On May 22 and 23, Ardoch participated in a Wellness and Mindfulness Expo organised by Nelson Park School in Geelong.

Nelson Park School is a Prep to Year 12 Special School for special needs students. The Wellbeing Expo was organised keeping in mind the special needs of the students.

During the two-day expo, students across the junior and senior campuses of the school were treated to wellness and mindfulness exercises supported by Ardoch. The event was designed to give students a break from their school routine to concentrate on coping and mindfulness techniques. These took the form of hygiene workshops, meditation sessions, parachute play and healthy cooking.

We contributed to the ‘healthy eating’ component of the day by supplying ingredients and equipment for 390 fruit smoothies to be made by the students. In addition, an Ardoch staff member also held music and drumming therapy sessions to all the students from Foundation to Year 8 of the school.

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