Annual Health Theme
The 2021 Annual Health Theme is Keeping Up Appearances
Each year a relevant youth health issue is chosen as the Act-Belong-Commit YOH Fest theme.
All YOH Fest productions are to be based around this theme.
THE 2021 HEALTH THEME IS 'KEEPING UP APPEARANCES'
In 2021 we are challenging participants to explore what could help young people as they try 'keeping up with appearances'.
Keeping up appearances is not new. People have always tried to fit in and pretend that everything is better than it really is by the way that they dress or behave. But are young people being impacted more than ever because of the ubiquity and power of social media? Is it creating anxiety about personal success, wealth and body image? Is the internet a treacherous place or is it an opportunity to help young people in positive ways?
When exploring this year's theme, think about the coping strategies that can be applied to create a better outcome (such as act-belong-commit).
Encourage your students to think about the theme in the context of their own lives, this is an opportunity for them to tell their own stories. Creativity is rewarded.
As per our Healthway contract, we must stress that the simulation and brand promotion of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Failure to abide by this will result in disqualification of your item.
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