Health Festival sets pupils challenges in a week of fun activities
- Always have breakfast, at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables
- Have 6 – 8 drinks every day
- Get active and move more.
- Sleep well.
These were the BNF Healthy Eating Week challenges that most pupils took up this week. Healthy habits were on display with some fun activities such as our Seed Planting Extravaganza, Onion Cell experiments, Kahoot it Quiz, Fruit & Vegetable Tasting Stand, Daily Recipe Cards and watching “Ready Steady Cook”. We even had a visit from a local goat farmer and his many animals.
Monday Having a proper breakfast every day was the focus for today. Many came and got moving with Just Dance in the Studio. Ready Steady Cook: so many pupils, 140 in fact, came to watch Mr Kench and Mr Goodall cook against each other and against the clock. There was a Vegan theme to the cooking this year, finally Mr Kench won.
Tuesday Drink plenty was Tuesday’s Challenge Form Time – any day this week. Kahoot it! Drink Plenty Quiz. Seed Planting Extravaganza – 33 pupils came to plant some herbs into pots to take home. The Science department set up and ran experiments at lunch time based on – Wilting without water. Water is vital for all living cells, they looked at onion cells and observed the effects of not having enough water under microscopes. 59 pupils came and tried the activities.
Wednesday Getting Active was today’s daily Challenge Get up and go – forms planned their own activity to get everyone moving, e.g. yoga session, a brisk walk and parachute games. Unfortunately the eagerly awaited Staff Football Match was cancelled due to the very poor weather.
Thursday Pupils brought a selection of prepared vegetables for a “Form Veggie Platter” for break and lunchtime. Trying different fruits and vegetables for the first time was one of the challenges for today. It was great to see so many pupils daring their friends to try things for the very first time. 194 pupils were up for the test. Wow! Thank you to Morrison’s who provided a £50 voucher which enabled us to buy the fruit and veg.
Friday Tai Chi was tried out by 43 pupils at lunchtime. Pupils and staff enjoyed the visit from Paul Grey, a local goat farmer. He explained to the whole of Year 7 how he improves his stock by selective breeding methods, then pupils got to stroke and cuddle the goats, lambs, running ducks, chickens, guinea pigs and a rabbit. Again an amazingly well attended event with 181 pupils visiting the stand at lunch time – a great end to our 2019 Health Festival.
In total there were 679 visits by pupils to the events this week.