Newark: Pupils at St Peter's Cross Keys Church of England Academy, Farndon, take part in immersive health day
Children at a primary school learned about healthy lifestyle choices during a health day.
Charlene Fraser, year four teacher at St Peter’s Cross Keys Church of England Academy in Farndon, said: “The idea behind our health day was to provide our children with a fun and immersive experience that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
“It’s so important for children to understand that health extends beyond physical fitness to emotional well-being and positive mental health too, and this has been an opportunity to discuss and define what health means to the children themselves.
“We hope this was an experience the children will not only remember, but also one that will promote ongoing discussions both in school and at home.”
As part of the day, the children created, sampled and evaluated a range of healthy food dishes, took part in meditation and yoga, and did some reading for pleasure.
Year one pupil Ruby said: “We have been putting fruit on to sticks and it was yummy. My favourite is the watermelon.”
The pupils also took part in a range of activities, including outdoor adventure games to promote team building and problem-solving skills.
Year three 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.”
Year one pupil Rosie said: “I like being healthy and my favourite fruit so far is strawberry, but I also like to eat apples.”