Recognizing that good health is essential for active minds, Crescent School's wellbeing initiative aims to build a culture of high performance for students, faculty and staff.
"By modelling healthy habits, we will encourage our boys to make healthy choices too," says Headmaster Michael Fellin. "This work will expand to include students, parents, and alumni in year two and beyond. Our desire is to be the first boys’ school in Canada that strives for high performance and health across the entire school community."
Crescent's wellbeing initiative features activities and workshops to help students, faculty and staff focus on eating smarter, sleeping soundly, moving more, thinking clearly and managing stress.
Crescent alumnus Dr. Greg Wells '89 played a key role in the introduction of the wellbeing initiative. Dr. Well is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto. He has coached dozens of elite athletes as an exercise physiologist, and he has published many books and articles about high-performance habits. Now he is applying the principles he uses with Olympic athletes to the academic world.
"We believe that by making small improvements in the phsyical and mental performance of faculty, staff and students at Crescent, we can have a powerful impact on health, wellbeing and ultimately academic results," says Dr. Wells.