Earlier in the year, Year 4 children successfully completely a six week program based upon the following themes:
What is a healthy lifestyle?
What we eat, looking at food groups
Fun fitness sessions
Looking at different activities
What children want and what they need
How feelings affect behaviour
Early Years and Key Stage 1 children benefited from workshops on how to clean your teeth properly, from Grace the Dental Nurse, following on from the news coverage of growing cases of tooth decay in children of this age.
Later, the whole school took part in a sponsored skip in a bid to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. This is a charity which raises money to support research into heart disease and which some of you know is a charity close to our heart. Throughout the day children wore red and were encouraged to complete fitness tasks as Mrs Quasalbash ran a series of workshops with the children across the school.
Due to the amazing support from parents we were able to raise the total sum of £2189.69.
As a reward for raising so much money we were able to host the Juice Bicycle in school where children were given the opportunity to power a blender to make a refreshing healthy fruit drink for their breakfast.
To continue to raise awareness of the importance of eating healthily, we have also introduced stickers and bookmarks which children collect daily for choosing healthier options for their lunches. These stickers are added up each week and a display in the Key Stage 2 hall shows which team eats the healthiest each week, linking into our current houses point system. So far Cambridge and Bath are joint leaders but this could all change by the end of the year!