Organised for staff members to begin the new year ready to start afresh, Lewisham College put on a Staff Development Day.
On the day, staff were treated to various activities. Among the many were Laughter Yoga, Introduction to Mindfulness, Master Chef classes and more. Staff got to choose which activities they wanted to participate in for the day.
Laughter Yoga was filled with clapping and chanting, breathing exercises, childlike playfulness and relaxation.
The MasterChef class saw staff cook it out to see who could make the best dish with ingredients such as beef mince, pasta, a range of herbs, spices, vegetables and various cheeses. Introduction to Mindfulness was a time to detach and learn about mindfulness, the benefits, what it’s used for and overall, how to become more mindful in life.
Principal of Lewisham College, Asfa Sohail said "Supporting wellbeing of our staff is a key priority. Our staff deal with some challenging issues to support learners and communities with their wellbeing. I genuinely believe that providing training and tools can enhance staff wellbeing. In addition, it enables our staff to support their learners and communities."