Category Archives: Healthy Schools

Cross Country


On Monday 16th February, four of the P5-7 pupils took part in the Cross Country Championships at Perth Racecourse.  After weeks of training our competitors ran alongside approximately 120 runners around the cross country circuit which is a distance of approximately 1 mile.  Congratulations to all of our runners as every one of them managed to run the full course!

Cooking Bus visit


On Thursday 22nd January, P1-6 went on a trip to visit the Cooking Bus at Balbeggie.  As part of the Focus on Food campaign which is promoting healthy eating across Scotland, pupils learned about The Eatwell Plate, the main food groups, why our bodies need different foods and where our food comes from before working together to create two of their own culinary masterpieces.


Working in small groups, pupils prepared Chilli Bean and Cheese Potatoes, followed by a Tomato and Chive Salad, while learning about food hygiene and brushing up on their cooking and cutting skills.


Health Day

On Friday 20th June, pupils, staff and parents joined together for the annual School Health Day.

The morning consisted of warm up activities, meditation and golf (with Mrs Holt’s professional golfer husband!) before stopping for a healthy snack and then a potted fun run.  After lunch, the festivities continued with boxercise followed by basketball with Mrs Legge’s son (a coach for Perth Phoenix basketball club).

P7 Safe Taysiders Visit

On Friday 23rd May, P7 pupils visited Perth Race Course in the grounds of Scone Palace Park to attend the annual Safe Taysiders event. 

Safe Taysiders is a major multi-agency event where pupils learn how to deal with, and avoid, potentially dangerous situations.  Almost 2000 pupils from throughout Perth and Kinross took part in the annual Safetaysiders event held at a total of 15 special scenarios that were set up by the emergency services, public utilities and other partner agencies.  These included electrical, gas, railway, construction site, farm, water and fire safety amongst others.

Barrow Band

On Monday 24th of March, pupils took part in a creative workshop and performance with The Barrow Band.

Accompanied by their performing barrow (full of singing fruit and veg!), the musical group sang songs about Carrots, Potatoes, Strawberries, Lettuce, Kiwi, Oranges, Mushrooms, Bananas and Broccoli.  Each song was not only fun and catchy, but packed full of educational information, featuring lyrics about where the food came from, what countries it grows in, what vitamins and minerals they contain and how they help our bodies. 

For more information see The Barrow Band website.

Health Day

On Tuesday 11th June, the pupils from Abernyte took part in their annual Health Day, with a few parents who came along to help out and lend support.

Pupils learned about Road Safety and took part in playground activities in the morning before stopping for a healthy snack, with plenty of fruit and veg!  They then took part in some Aerobics and learned more about Hand Hygiene, Sun Awareness, Head Lice and Road Safety before taking a break for lunch.

In the afternoon, pupils had an input on Dental Health and Water Safety, as well as competing in mini Highland Games and Cricket.  It was a fun-filled, energy-full day!

School Scotherbs Visit

On Tuesday 28th May, the pupils from Abernyte Primary visited Scotherbs in Longforgan, a local company who supply of Fresh Culinary Herbs & Salad Leaves to supermarkets, wholesalers & food manufacturers.

Lucy reports:

“At Scotherbs we went in to this room where we talked about the history of Scotherbs.  Then we went to the poly-tunnel.  We saw lots of herbs.  I liked going in to the poly-tunnel.  It was very hot in the poly-tunnel.  My favourite herb is lavendar.”

Elise reports:

“Anna and Fiona welcomed us to Scotherbs and they showed us around.  Then they showed us the poly-tunnel and we got to eat and try some herbs and some strawberries.  We got to take some back with us.”