School wins reward for Covid busting initiative

AN outstanding Inner West high school has been recognised with a 2020 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence for implementing a strategy to tackle isolation during learning from home during lockdown.

Winning the Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative, Canterbury Boys High introduced ‘Well-being Wednesday’ as a way to relieve the stress of online learning.
Principal Ross Dummett said families were encouraged to engage in pursuits together other than study to increase their connection.
“They were doing activities like board games, cooking, walking the dog, writing in their reflection journals, exercising together or working on projects,” Mr Dummett said.
“One grandfather helped a boy repair his skateboard, for example, and we had so many reports back from families about the day strengthening bonds and with no arguments about not studying.
“It has been a very successful initiative.”

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