The day was set up to support staff who have been working remotely since the Coronavirus lockdown.
Highbury College has increasingly prioritised health & wellbeing since the lockdown began in March. The College has looked to support not only staff and students, but also of the wider community after it recently launched a new free range of health & wellbeing courses.
The online workshops kicked off with an energising 80s Wake Up and Shake Up exercise class with staff members in fancy dress while dancing to classics such as Thriller.
Staff-led sessions also included learning about self-scalp massages and facial pressure points, art and doodling classes, plus a mindfulness session focusing on how to pay more attention to the present moment.
Maths and English tutor Chris Braiden, who took part in the Doodle Art class, said: “Thanks to art tutor Penny, I really enjoyed the session and it was great to have a go at something I would not normally have a go at.”
Of the Scalp Massages and Facial Pressure Points session, shorthand tutor Pauline Wilson added: “It was a really enjoyable session and with some things that will be easy to practise at home – thank you.”
There was also a Lunchtime Cookalong, with College chef Matt Sussex, where staff prepared pan-fried crispy salmon, chorizo and sweetcorn orzo with a rocket and parmesan salad.
Congratulations went to winners Sarah Matthews and Adrian Hart as the day ended with the computing team’s popular Impossible Quiz.