Students from Dee Why made new connections during their Talk-and-Walk-a-Thon
Why host a Talk-And-Walk-a-Thon?
Human connection is vital to our mental health. Connectedness is linked to feelings of wellbeing and contributes to a positive school culture.
The Talk-And-Walk-a-Thon is an opportunity to build connectivity between students, and help develop your students’ conversational skills and self-confidence.
Research has also found:
- Eight out of ten kids turn to their peers in times of need.
- Students who feel connectedness at school have greater academic outcomes than students who don’t feel a sense of connection.
- Our sense of connectedness to others is a greater indicator of long-term health outcomes than smoking and obesity.