Vodafone Warriors Visit
Oaklands School was one of the lucky schools in Christchurch that got a visit from the Warriors before their game against the Penrith Panthers. During the visit, they shared the importance of HYDRATION, SLEEPING and BELONGING to a GROUP.
Our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water. Water has many important functions in the body, including; regulating the body's temperature, digesting food and excreting waste. Your body loses water throughout the day when you sweat, breathe and urinate. It is important to replace the water you have lost to prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated.
The amount a child needs to drink as it can vary greatly, due to factors including age, gender, the weather and how much physical activity they do. It is advised that kids aged 4-13 aim to drink approximately 6-8 glasses of fluid a day in addition to the water included in the food in their diet.
The average kid has a busy day. There's school, taking care of your pets, running around with friends, going to sports practice or other activities, and doing housework. By the end of the day, your body needs a break. Sleep allows your body to rest for the next day.
Belonging to a Group
All children need to feel that their environment is a safe place where people will care about them, where their needs for support, respect and friendship will be met. When these needs are met children develop a sense of belonging.
A sense of belonging has been found to help improve children's learning. Children who feel that they belong are happier, more relaxed and have fewer behavioural issues. They are more likely to be more motivated and more successful as learners.