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Pupils enjoy activities to improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing

St Malachy's fitness day. Picture by Mal McCann

SCHOOL pupils have been learning about physical, mental and social wellbeing as part of an A-level project.

A group from St Malachy's College in Belfast, who are working towards sports science qualifications, staged a wellbeing week.

Their course is designed to help them prepare for employment by giving them the opportunity to develop essential workplace business skills.

Young people develop an understanding of sports science and the active leisure industry.

Part of the course focusses on event management in the active leisure industry. Pupils are required to produce a portfolio showing written evidence of planning and evaluation of an event.

The sixth formers at St Malachy's aim to highlight the three types of wellbeing - physical, mental and social - and seek to improve them through the introduction of physical activity.

They will also look at how sleep and nutrition can have an impact on mental and physical health. Poor mental and physical health, the group said, was costing lives.

The event, which ran over three days and involved pupils in Years 8-10, aimed to increase awareness and let people know the positive steps they could take to manage their wellbeing.

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