Photo caption: Cole Currier (sophomore, Shirley), left, and Noah Leclair (freshman, Pepperell) work out in the weight room as part of the Nashoba Tech Wellness Day.

The Guidance Department at Nashoba Tech held its first annual Wellness Day on June 13, with students in ninth, 10th and 11th grades participating in various activities to promote physical and mental wellness.

Guidance Counselor Jessica Lamond, who spearheaded the event, said the daylong Wellness Fair allowed students to be active in sporting events, find new passions, and learn relaxation techniques.

“Our Nashoba Tech Wellness Day was extremely successful thanks to our fabulous teachers, enthusiastic students and generous contributions from out sponsors – the Westford Education Foundation, our Nashoba Tech community, DCU, Lowell Five, the Nashoba Tech Foundation and the Norman Day Company,” Lamond said.

The Wellness Fair included activities involving martial arts, self-defense, crafting, science, puzzles, henna art, chess, philosophy, flag football, disc golf, workouts, walking, games, yoga and basketball, aromatherapy, spa treatments, meditation, reading and more.

Students were also sent home with creative projects, including dreamcatchers, crystal beaded bracelets, art projects, candles and crafts.

Chloe Greenslade (junior, Westford), left, and Elizabeth Baron (junior, Chelmsford) work on a Korean martial arts exercise.

Joshua Morin, an instructor of Automotive Technology, leads a lesson in Korean martial arts.