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Cooks Spinney Academy staying healthy in lockdown

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy / Mon 1st Mar 2021 at 01:26pm

KEEPING active, eating well and taking care of mental health was the focus of a special week for children.

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, held Healthy Schools Week to remind pupils to look after themselves in lockdown.

Pupils in all year groups got involved, with Year 2 completing a fitness bingo, Year 3 making posters, Year 5 designing a smoothie bowl during a virtual lesson and Year 6 creating a smoothie recipe together.

Children and their families got involved at home by taking part in a Smoothie Challenge, sharing photos of their creations with their classmates.

As part of the week, the school also launched a mental health and wellbeing web page and a healthy schools web page to share useful links to activities and support for families.

Sarah Brennan, healthy schools co-ordinator, said: “We are never too young or too old to be reminded that we should take care of our physical and mental health, so we are ready to face the challenges that life presents us with. 

“Children took part in online lessons and discussions about five ways to wellbeing -notice, learn, connect, be active, give – participating in the ‘one piece at a time’ physical and mental wellbeing activity, healthy snack quizzes and a family snack challenge.”

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