A Global Celebration of Nutrition & Wellbeing
Hyderabad: 7,000 members of the CHIREC International School community gathered for the annual Global Be Well Day celebrations on 19th November, 2022. Staff, parents, students, and extended families were invited to a lively grand Carnival filled with cheer and excitement to promote, practice and celebrate wellbeing in our daily lives.
As a part of the celebration, CHIREC engaged students, parents, small businesses and wellbeing enthusiasts to put up over 50 stalls revolving around the theme of ‘Nutrition, Exercise and Giving through the Lens of Sustainability’. “It is after a very long time that CHIREC has put up this grand carnival since Covid. It’s great to see everyone come together in large numbers spreading awareness about wellbeing through art, nutritious food, fun activities and more. I look forward to being a part of more such educational events at school.” shares Dia Reddy, a student of CHIREC.
The day also witnessed multitude activities such as Table-Top Cooking Challenge, open-air Zumba, wellbeing themed life-sized Snakes & Ladders, Pebble Painting, Pottery, Rock Climbing and more.
To promote healthy eating habits, a tabletop cooking challenge was organised, with the goal of creating a tasty dish with the highest nutritional value, using the fewest number of ingredients. Ms. Sridevi Jasti, Hyderabad’s renowned Holistic Nutritionist and one of the judges of the cooking challenge expresses “Nutrition plays a big role in overall wellbeing and is crucial to be integrated into the academics to bring awareness, educate, and empower children to be their best. It is great that schools like CHIREC are bringing focus on educating the community on how the body and the environment work together to bring benefit to childrens’ wellbeing. I hope more organisations and schools come together to spread awareness on wellbeing”. To further celebrate food and diversity,
CHIREC opened the Cognita Global Cookbook to all students, parents and teachers who wanted to share their exclusive recipes with the world. Many enthusiastic home chefs even brought their signature dishes to showcase and share with the carnival-goers. Embodying the spirit of giving, CHIREC students also set up multiple fundraising stalls where they sold healthy baked goods and other products to raise money for causes they are passionate about. Speaking of their experience at on the GBWD, Amina Sheikh, a parent of CHIREC adds, “The crux of this year’s theme is aptly communicated through various activities and initiatives for Global Be Well Day. It is endearing to see students participate in collaborative activities facilitating their wellbeing.”