Balance Expo Student Wellbeing Day in the INEC Killarney

On Tuesday November 27th Ardscoil Ris 5th year students took part in Balance Expo Student Wellbeing Day in the INEC Killarney.  This event aimed at educating, enlightening and inspiring students to lead more balanced lives.

Professionals and experts in the areas of physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing delivered talks in their respective areas throughout the day on the main stage. These were designed to educate students and give them practical and implementable advice in the relevant areas of alcohol and drug abuse, dealing with stress and anxiety, designing your own unique physical activity programme, nutrition and the possible pitfalls of social media.

Speakers included:

Gerry Hussey: Performance Psychologist.

Meghann Scully: Spin SW DJ, journalist and author.

Joe O’Connor: Founder of both and Nisus Fitness Training Club.

Ronan Brady: Circus artist.

Monika Dukarska: Current World Coastal Rowing Champion.


The activities area tested students in the areas of team building, communication and team challenges.  Ardscoil entered 4 teams of 6 students.  Ardscoil won the trophy for best team.  All other students were given the opportunity to try the activities during the free time slots.


These stands provided students with the most current and relevant evidence based information available on all topics associated with student health, wellbeing, education and careers.