Pupils focus on healthy eating and fitness
Pupils at a Rutherglen primary school took part in several exciting activities to celebrate Health Week.
Loch Primary School children learned about keeping their bodies healthy by partaking in a variety of exercises including making a sandwich with fresh food and a sprint challenge.
Primaries two, three and four had fun making their own healthy recipes for the sandwich with fresh juices and guacamole when Warburton’s visited the school.
Each class was also visited by the school’s dental nurse and were given advice on which foods were good and bad for maintaining a high standard of oral health. Classes then participated in lessons about antibullying, friendship and positive mental health.
Pupils were asked to design a mascot to represent the newly formed sports council and a primary seven student was chosen as the winner.
The Active Schools’ coordinator organised a sprint challenge which involved every child in the school being timed running a certain distance. The winners were both pupils from primary two.
During Health Week the whole school participated in a sports day. The pupils worked in mixed teams with children and took part in a range of activities such as netball, football and hockey.
Parents were also invited into the school to join their child in a Zumbatomic fitness class taken by a qualified Zumba instructor. This was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff alike.
Sports day Pupils overcame some hurdles in what was a successful day of activities
Nacho cheese Children tuck into to some healthy snacks
Great effort A P7 pupil was the winner of the sports mascot design competition
Good job The sports day winning team and their certificates
Healthy lunch Pupils enjoyed a visit from Warbuton’s
Fast feet The sprint challenge winners