La Trobe’s Student Union has dedicated week 11 of the semester to helping relieve stress from students awaiting their mid-year exams.
Stress Less is part of the union’s Wellbeing Week which will bring many activities for students to enjoy including free yoga and pilates classes, workshops and movies. The Student Union will also be handing out free study packs to help students prepare.
upstart attended the Stress Less Carnival on Simpsons Lawn, where bean bags were scattered across the grounds for relaxing, free food and games were provided, and a petting zoo was on hand to cheer everybody up; the obvious favourite for the day.
With animals including a Shetland pony, Kelpie dogs, lambs, geese, piglets, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, upstart asked students about their stress levels at this time of year and if the festival was helping to lower them.
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