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PE = pizza and exercise at Mark Hall Academy

Education / Wed 3rd Mar 2021 at 02:35pm

WHAT does PE stand for? Physical education? Not at Mark Hall Academy…it is all about pizza and exercise!

In an attempt to get as many students active at once, the school, in Harlow, launched a fun PE event.

Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 were challenged to create a pizza order, calculating its calories before burning them off in their PE lesson.

Sasha Kelly, head of PE, said: “There were so many cross-curricular links – students used their maths skills to add up calories and subtract them during workouts and used their artistic skills to draw their mouth-watering designs.

“I was blown away by the levels of enthusiasm in the lesson. My email inbox was pinging all morning with emails from parents and students wanting to show me photos of them completing the pizza challenge.”

Louise Terrey, head of Year 7, said: “The students were absolutely outstanding. It really was great to see them all participating.

“Moments like this make me proud to be their head of year.”

Lisa Brown, head of Year 8, said: “Year 8 really enjoyed doing something different, especially with the food connection and burning calories at the same time!”

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