Host Health-Focused Virtual Events

A detailed description of the practice

Host live virtual events that promote healthy lifestyle behaviours and mental wellness.

This practice:

is easy and quick to implement
is effective in promoting health and wellness among students
is well received by most students
is helping build and maintain a healthy school culture
reaches most students and families within a school
is sustainable over time given staff turnover, costs, training, etc.
is easily integrated into the curriculum (Program of Studies)

But this practice:

is not cost-efficient to put in place
is not well received by teachers and school staff
will not be used for years to come
does not reach the students and families who need it most
requires extensive planning
requires additional staff time
requires support or partnerships from outside the school
requires additional funding

Examples of specific activities

Share links to live stream religious practices

Set up nature-based activities for families to enjoy

Virtual music days

Virtual feel-good art days

Host virtual meditations

Create a Mental Health Week or virtual spirit week video campaign

Host baking tutorials

Host virtual taste testing

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

Fun way to engage many school communities!
Fun way to engage many school communities!
I think these types of activities would be highly engaging for students but do require work on the backend to make happen.