Students at ELIS Villamartín joined over 45,000 children and young people around the world on Global Be Well Day

Students at ELIS Villamartín joined over 45,000 children and young people around the world on 27 September to draw attention to the vital role of physical and mental wellbeing in education.

ELIS Villamartín collapsed the curriculum for the entire day on 27 September to mark Global Be Well Day, a worldwide event led by Cognita, a group of 75 schools of which ELIS is a member.

The mental health and wellbeing of young people is now one of the most pressing issues of our times. As governments around the world grapple with how to address it, ELIS Villamartín held a community day of activities designed to expand students’ and parents’ understanding of wellbeing: healthy cooking, first aid workshop, zumba, healthy granola; screen time & sleep, yoga and more.

The day began with a charity run in the school grounds in conjunction with the local charity “Esto no se para”.

As Chris Eversden, ELIS Cognita Executive Principal, said ‘On this special day we wanted to focus solely on wellbeing and the vital role it has in academic success. The work on 27 September informs and supports everything our students do throughout the year. We’re delighted to join together with schools all over the world to mark Global Be Well Day 2019.’