It’s what you want to be doing this weekend. Part treasure hunt, part orienteering mission, the All Right? Amble is a fun, family-friendly walk with a difference – and it’s led by UC students.
Part of the Breeze Walking Festival, the health-focused family event has been organised by 23 Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) health education students, led by UC Health Education lecturer Tracy Clelland of the College of Education, Health and Human Development.
- Starting at 10.30am on Sunday 7 October, Amble participants of all ages are encouraged to pick up a map from the Botanic Garden Visitors Centre (before 1.45pm) to help them scout out hidden delights.
- The walk connects people across five stations, which draw on the five ways of wellbeing; connect, take notice, keep learning, be active, and give.
- After ambling over about two kilometres and collecting a stamp at each point, amblers can return their maps for a prize.
One of the All Right? Amble managers, UC student George Haswell says there are lots of new, exciting activities and games for everyone to experience.
“The aim of the Amble this year is for people to try a variety of activities and strategies that they will be able to apply to their daily lives to improve their overall wellbeing,” he says.
“The message we are promoting is that mental health is a resource for everyday life and has a major impact on everyone in society.”
All Right? Amble, 10am – 2pm, Sunday 7 October, start from Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Hagley Park.