Healthy living on students’ minds

Students and teachers of the Ignatius Byer Primary School in St Lucy recently got up to speed on the benefits of healthy living.

They went on a walk through the surrounding districts of Pie Corner, Bishops, Rockfield and Coconut Hall, carrying posters with information on various topics they had researched.

The tiny tots in the school’s nursery and reception researched the food plate – a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals; children in Infants A and B looked at the benefits of sunshine and air; and Class 1 and 2 students researched the benefits of exercise and eating breakfast.

These tiny tots were proud to show off their placards.

The older ones in Class 3 and 4 explored the benefits of sleep, rest and drinking water.

Before the students set out on their fun walk, which was held under the theme Healthy Living, they were taught the benefits of eating healthy foods.

Following the walk, teachers and students engaged in an exercise circuit, which included lunges, shuffles, star jumps, squats, windmills and hurdles. Afterwards, they engaged in a fun warm-down session, much to the delight of the students who feasted on fruits and snow cones made from natural juices, which were on sale.

The students of the Ignatius Byer Primary School and their teachers during the fun walk.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the exercise session.
The students were happy with the fun session after the exercises.

One Response to Healthy living on students’ minds

  1. Jennifer February 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

    This is all well and good. good going guys. Not sure if it was a one time thing or whether parents were involved. The parents are the ones to target too as they dictate the buying and cooking. We need a general rolled out plan on healthy eating in schools with parents being involved.

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