ELIS Villamartín celebrates its commitment to wellbeing with a second Global Be Well Day

We are thrilled to share with you some photos and videos from our second edition of Cognita’s Global Be Well Day (GBWD), which took place on Friday 25th September.

Following last year’s groundbreaking initiative promoted by Cognita to dedicate an entire day to raising awareness about the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing across all Cognita schools worldwide, our focus this year will extend far beyond the 25th September.

In response to feedback from Cognita schools around the world, we are maintaining the 5 key themes that were used in 2019, but this year we are reinforcing the contributors to physical and mental health outlined in our Be Well Charter – Sleep, Diet, Exercise and Connecting, Doing and Giving.

Emotional wellbeing and mental health is at the heart of the culture and ethos of ELIS Villamartín and Cognita and indeed the Covid-19 pandemic has heightened this priority even more. For this reason, we feel that this year our GBWD celebration required a more introspective approach and as such we designed projects for students to explore their feelings in this day and age.

Further to this, The Cognita Active World Challenge is a global activity to help our school communities around the world to be active and to connect with each other. Starting on the 25th September we have 4 weeks to travel as many kilometres as we can.

At ELIS Villamartín we need to travel 2,400 kilometers to ‘get to’ North Bridge House School in London! We would love to have everyone’s help (students, parents and staff) to achieve this ambitious target!