Pupils at Rhu Primary School are glowing with health after taking part in their first whole school health week.
The children had an active, fun-packed week filled with sport, fitness activities and learning about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. A wide range of visiting health professionals and sports people helped to ensure pupils at every stage in the school had a great experience.
The busy week was launched with a whole school skipathon, involving pupils and staff skipping non-stop from 9am-3pm and it culminated in an afternoon of fun and games at the local football pitches.
During the week pupils participated in hockey sessions, led by S6 pupils from Hermitage Academy. Active Schools co-ordinator Martin Caldwell, took sessions in mini football and shinty. Martial arts experts delivered Judo and Funky Fitness got the infant pupils laughing and active with dedicated fitness classes.
Health professionals, including school nurses, dieticians and a physiotherapist, visited the school to talk about diet, hygiene and the benefits of exercise and golf professional Andrew McArthur spoke to the P6 & P7 pupils about his experiences playing at the top level in sport.
Even parents got involved when they joined the netball and football teams for a very competitive parents vs pupils match!
During the week, pupils were also learning about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with lessons on a balanced diet, drinking enough water, sleeping and exercising.
Everyone was encouraged to bring in healthy snacks and to leave the car and walk or cycle to school.
Headteacher, Anne Milne, said: “It is so important that children are aware of how to live a healthy life and I feel that this week has not only been great fun but has also engaged them in a range of learning that will enable them to take this forward.”