Posted on 25 May, 2017 in Events, Students, Teachers, Partnerships

2017 Healthy Living Expo

2017 Healthy Living Expo

On Monday 22 May Darwin High School held its second annual Healthy Living Expo event in the Tank.

Thirty-five community organisations attended the expo promoting the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, and aiming to raise awareness of the key issues that can impact on young people in the Northern Territory.

Staff and students interacted with experts from the health and wellbeing industry and participated in fun activities, including blood alcohol testing, vision goggle mazes, viewing materials under microscopes and operating smokelysers.

Darwin High School Principal, Mr Read said support for the health and wellbeing of young people is a key focus for the school.

“The physical and mental health of our students has a major impact on their academic achievement, particularly as they enter their final years of schooling,” Mr Read said.

Thank you to the following organisations for volunteering their time to participate in the event and to the Office of Youth Affairs for providing financial assistance to make the expo possible.

AmityAnglicare NTAsthma Foundation
Boost JuiceCancer CouncilCANteen
Carers NTCatholic CareCDU
City of DarwinClinic 34Corrugated Iron Youth Arts
Defence ForceDuke of EdinburghElectoral Commission
Family PlanningFlinders NT Medical ProgramHeadspace
Heart FoundationMission AustraliaNAAJA
NT PoliceRLSSA NT BranchRoad Safety
Ruby GaeaSt JohnsTeamhealth
Top End Mental Health Services

Thanks for the day! I really enjoyed some of my conversations with the kids and making them think.

I conducted a “practise plebiscite” on the day, so a quick yes / no vote to the following proposed law:

To allow 16 year olds to vote in elections, referendums and plebiscites.

The votes have been counted and the result was 56% NO and 43% YES (309 votes, 174 NO, 133 YES, 2 informal). So in the end it was quite close, but they did not support the proposal.

NTEC Expo presenter, Karen Parker

Congratulations to the following winners from the event Quiz:

Year 10Year 11Year 12SIEU
 $30 Movie voucherFaith WehrmannTaylah Anderson

Dakota Jones
Efan Abul Hasim
 $20 iTunes voucherMadison Richards
Naw Thar Su Lin
Jazz PedderAmmar Muhammad
 Flinders BagJagsis SinghNaomi Loresco

Sayeda Bushra

The following students were winners of the Family Planning Raffle: from Year 11 Kate Hinchliffe and Year 10 Helena Gallagher.

Congratulations to Year 11 student Anahita Ebr and Year 10 student Arun Alexander on winning the Sommerville Raffle.

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