Pupils fight­ing fit af­ter health lessons

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

AHEALTH fair was held at an Ash­ford school to give young­sters the chance to learn a range of tech­niques to im­prove their well­be­ing. The event was held on Thurs­day, for Year 11 pupils at High­worth Gram­mar School as part of their per­sonal, so­cial and health ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme. There were a range of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer, in­clud­ing body com­bat and body bal­ance fit­ness classes. Tai Chi and hand mas­sage was avail­able to help young­sters with re­lax­ation and stress man­age­ment tech­niques. First aid ad­vice was given by St John Am­bu­lance and skin care tips by The Body Shop. Stu­dents could also visit in­for­ma­tion stands from or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing Young Car­ers and Kent Po­lice, as well as stalls on home­opa­thy and herbal reme­dies. Ka­rina Green­smith, or­gan­iser of the health fair said: “Many of the stu­dents com­mented that the morn­ing was fun and ed­u­ca­tional at the same time and that it was use­ful for in­tro­duc­ing new ac­tiv­i­ties that they could do out­side school to help them be­come fit­ter and health­ier.”

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PC Si­mon Ash­ford, spe­cial con­sta­ble He­len Kemp and PCSO Stu­art Man­ning with High­worth pupils at their health fair held in the school on Thurs­day

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Vic­to­ria Barker and Alice Coker have a go at skip­ping; Morgan Col­lis and Ker­rie Mor­ley prac­tise the ball twist, while other High­worth pupils stretch their abil­i­ties to the limit

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Jen­nifer Keen and Teisha Nunkoo are box­ing clever

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