A range of clubs have been available for the children to participate in. Many children are attending at least one club with a large group attending more than one club. Various children across the whole school have been working with Mrs Smith in the outdoor garden zone to plant vegetables and discuss their importance.
As part of being a Healthy School, we encourage children to eat healthily at both break time and lunch time. We have been monitoring what the children are bringing to eat at snack time and have noticed some children are bringing crisps, chocolate and sweets. These are not healthy snacks.
‘Children in England are eating an extra 2, 800 sugar cubes in a year, which is more than the recommended guidelines. Half the sugar in our children’s diet comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, pudding and sugary breakfast cereals’ (NHS Change 4 Life)
The ‘Change 4 Life’ section of the NHS website has lots of ideas for swapping sugary foods for healthier ones - www.nhs.uk/change4life
Lots of children already cycle or ride scooters to school but as ‘The Big Pedal’ is back - beginning Monday 25th March - for two weeks, we will be encouraging children even more to cycle, scoot or roller skate all or part of the way to school. Class teachers will monitor and record the results. These are then gathered into a database where the school has a chance of winning prizes. Help us sustain our push for healthier lifestyles and win some prizes!