Photo by Sophie Yeung
Students seeking a respite from the stress of their everyday lives gathered in room 316 during lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to participate in a board game party, the first stress relief workshop of the year. The workshop, hosted by the SPHS Peer Mediators, encouraged students to unwind with upbeat music, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals while playing nostalgic childhood games such as “Sorry” and “Apples to Apples.”
“High school is stressful for a lot of people because they just work and work,” junior Nick Chan said. “It was really rewarding to see people just hang out and take a break from their stress.”
The Peer Mediators also plan on reintroducing ‘Yoga with Jaroch’ and finger painting workshops throughout the year, and will host their annual Wellness Week in the spring, which focuses on educating and promoting positive mental health in school.
The Peer Mediators’ next stress relief workshop, Finger Painting, is tentatively set for Wednesday, Oct. 1 or 7.