Paws for a Chat was held on the 27th of July in wet and windy conditions. This whole school event had already been rescheduled due to a COVID lock down last term and nothing was going to stop the Bannister Creek Primary School Community coming together on Tuesday morning.

We are an Act, Belong, Commit school and this event was organised by the Health and Wellbeing committee to promote mental health. Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy. Being active, having a sense of belonging, and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness, good mental health, and stronger communities.

Students, community members and pets spent the morning moving around the school and participating in activities that included dancing, an obstacle course, art mural, a walk in Mort Boodja (aboriginal seasons garden) and participating in discussions on healthy eating and what makes you happy.

Special guests included The City of Canning Ranger with his mascot Ranger Buddy and councillor Mark Bain (School Board Member). Dogs, rabbits, birds and hermit crabs joined in the fun and kept everyone entertained before sitting down with the whole school for Crunch and Sip.

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James (Your Move)

It looks like the event came together really well Julie 🤩. Here at Your Move HQ we love all things that promote mental and physical health. We can however only give reward points for stories that are directly related to increasing the use of active travel. To gain those points next time around you could include a ride or walk to school element for the day, or perhaps a staff park and walk promotion. Have a great Friday and a super weekend 😊.

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