More for Men’s Health – SRC Week 2020

Unhindered by a global pandemic, the students of Whitefriars celebrated their annual SRC Week in early August, albeit a little differently this year.

The SRC unanimously decided to make the theme of the week Men’s Health and shaped all communications and competitions around this vital and timely topic. Daily emails were written by Wellbeing Captains Will Hardiman and Josh Barnard. These contained a daily app recommendation, Men’s Health Competition and health tips. In a bid to raise spirits, take care of mental health and improve learning at home; students were reminded of the importance of eating healthily, getting enough quality sleep, staying connected with mates and spending time in the sun doing their daily exercise.

These messages were echoed by the challenges which saw students competing for five coveted Rebel Sport gift vouchers. The challenges included Whitefriars Masterchef, Best Trickshot, Pet Parade, Exercise in COVID and a photography competition with the theme “What does men’s health mean to you?â€

The entries came flooding in, highlighting the range of students we have getting creative in the kitchen, being active in the great outdoors, showing off a menagerie of pets and nailing the perfect trick shot. The first try every time, of course.  Congratulations to the winning students James Palumbo, Jacob Reginato, Cameron Ellis, Luke Hall and Matt and Phil Deane who are now the proud custodians of the Rebel Vouchers.

To finish off a fabulous week and to pay homage to the traditional Lip Sync Battle that was unable to occur; the staff of Whitefriars banded together to create a fabulous rendition of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now. The video reminded everyone to find the fun in every day and how wonderful it is to be a part of our vibrant community. A big thankyou to the senior students for facilitating this video and to the staff who volunteered to be in it.


Miss Kelly Hoinville

Coordinator – Student Activities