Celebrate Your School Community Online

A detailed description of the practice

Share celebratory posts or videos on school social media pages or other digital channels to promote wellness.

This practice:

is easy and quick to implement
is cost-efficient to put in place
is effective in promoting health and wellness among students
is well received by most students
is well received by teachers and school staff
is helping build and maintain a healthy school culture
will be used for years to come
reaches most students and families within a school
does not require support or partnerships from outside the school
does not require additional funding
is sustainable over time given staff turnover, costs, training, etc.
is easily integrated into the curriculum (Program of Studies)

But this practice:

does not reach the students and families who need it most
requires extensive planning
requires additional staff time

Examples of specific activities

Celebrate virtual birthdays

Share caring and humorous messages via school announcements

More from the stakeholders from the education and health sectors about this practice

Students look forward to the weekly videos highlighting the week at school.