Last week along with 9,271 other schools in the country, Richard Lander School took part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week.
Across the week we saw students take part in a range of activities to encourage them to achieve 4 goals set by BNF. These are to; eat breakfast, have your 5 a day, drink plenty of water and remain active.
In order to help students actively reach those goals the staff in the DT Food department hosted a range of activities from a Breakfast morning where yogurt, fruit and granola or wholemeal toast was served, a Hydration Station where students were able to fill their water bottles with a range of flavoured waters and a fruit and vegetable tasting session.
Mrs Toms who led the initiative said “This was a really enjoyable week. It is really important for us to show our students how little steps can help them to stay fit and healthy. The breakfast was very well received with a whole host of students arriving to school to receive a free healthy breakfast – they were joined by members of the senior leadership team who also came and joined us for breakfast! We were lucky to be able to work alongside the PE department where students could attend either of two sessions in the HRF suite or athletics club to try and reach their 60minutes of activity a day targets! It was really lovely to see so many people joining in and having fun with it!”
Any students who filed up their activity card and are yet to receive their certificate can see Mrs Toms in Room 219 to collect it.