Children at St Peter’s Cross Keys C of E Academy in Farndon have been exploring ways to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Mrs Charlene Fraser Year 4 Class Teacher at the school said, “The idea behind our Health Day was to provide our children with a fun and immersive experience which promotes a healthy lifestyle. It’s so important for children to understand that ‘health’ extends beyond physical fitness to emotional wellbeing and positive mental health too, and this has been an opportunity to discuss and define what health means to the children themselves.”
Throughout the day, children participated in a range of planned activities including outdoor adventure games to promote team building and problem-solving skills. They also created, sampled and evaluated a range of healthy food dishes, took part in meditation and yoga, and reading for pleasure.
Year 1 Pupil Ruby said, “We have been putting fruit on to sticks and it was yummy. My favourite is the watermelon.” Fellow Year 1 pupil Rosie said, “I like being healthy and my favourite fruit so far is strawberry, but I also like to eat apples!”
Year 3 pupil, Enya said “We have been making sandwich kebabs and sweet sushi for healthy schools day. We have also made carrot cake cookies! I have really enjoyed making my own food for school lunch and looking at healthy options and activities with my teachers.”