Warragul Regional ask R U OK?

Ben Farmer and Zane Homa grasped the message of checking in on mates during R U OK Day.

Ben Farmer and Zane Homa grasped the message of checking in on mates during R U OK Day.

Warragul & District Gazette, September 22, 2015

Warragul Regional College held a number of activities to increase connectedness and promote well being in the school community as part of R U OK Day recently.

Students were provided with the confidence and awareness to start a conversation and ask their friends and peers if they are ok.

They also gained increased knowledge and awareness of the support available in the community.

R U OK is an annual day in September dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question “R U OK?” in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling.

Co-creator of R U OK Day said getting connected and staying connected is the best thing anyone can do for themselves and for those who may be at risk.

Lunchtime activities included a barbecue, music, Boxkick, an exercise bike challenge and meditation.

Aaron Tang, Angus Bridge, Beau Cusden and Tim Bloye ponder the magic number of lollies in the jar.

Aaron Tang, Angus Bridge, Beau Cusden and Tim Bloye ponder the magic number of lollies in the jar.

Hayley Melsen gives some knees to the bag for a one minute burst.

Hayley Melsen gives some knees to the bag for a one minute burst.

Bianca Catalano and Marcus Tawfrk were on hand to make sure students stomachs were happy.

Bianca Catalano and Marcus Tawfrk were on hand to make sure students stomachs were happy.

Student Sami Lee provided a lovely backdrop to the days festivities with her acoustic guitar and voice.

Student Sami Lee provided a lovely backdrop to the days festivities with her acoustic guitar and voice.

Josh Keppel hits a strong cross punch during the Step into Life kickboxing set up as part of RUOK day at Warragul Regional College

Josh Keppel hits a strong cross punch during the Step into Life kickboxing set up as part of RUOK day at Warragul Regional College

Jake Davies during the kickboxing session.

Jake Davies during the kickboxing session.


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