Don't Sit -Get Fit
Every Wednesday, in the school hall, family club Don't Sit Get Fit meet to educate about healthy lifestyle and exercise. Activities that we have had so far have been archery, bench ball and hand ball. The children have really enjoyed their parents joining them in this fitness campaign and there has been positive feedback from parents. This has promoted life style changes. We encourage everyone to try and do at least 30 mins of exercise a day. Do it as a family and make it fun!
Remember don't sit- get fit!
On Wednesday 17th January we were lucky enough to be invited to NWKC for a Change 4 Life Conference. Jon Rye, Schools Games Organiser for Dartford, asked the school to attend this workshop, with 8 children and 2 members of staff.
The conference provided champions with an understanding of the Change 4 Life ethos. The children were given ideas to support Change 4 Life and key health and well-being across our school. We aim to develop 30 active minutes each day for pupils.
The children took part in workshops led by Nathan Timothy Foundation, Animate Arts and North Kent College Sports Leaders.
The Nathan Timothy Foundation ran a singing workshop where the children were encouraged to come up with words and phrases as to what they think being a Change 4 Life Champion means. The children of Holy Trinity sang with great gusto and showed that they were true leaders by putting themselves forward to sing solo! It was really moving to see their emotions and to see some of them overcome their fears. The recording of the children will be forwarded to the school and, once we have viewed and given permission, this will be available to watch. We will post it here soon!
Animate Arts encouraged the children to think about healthy lifestyles and differing body images. They used blocks , which represented sugar cubes, to draw different parts of the body ( see pictures!). The children loved this activity and some of the pictures produced were very funny!
The games that the children learned from the NWKC Sports Leaders will be rolled out in the coming weeks into the playground for our positive play ethos.
The children were thrilled to meet Shona and were able to tell her all about the Hockey skills they have been learning this term at school. She was an inspirational speaker and really motivated the children.
They also had a fabulous opportunity to meet and talk with Shona McCallin MBE, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist hockey player.
Please have a look at our Healthy Schools page for more information.
It was a great day and the children represented Holy Trinity brilliantly with enthusiasm and pride.
We are a school promoting healthy lifestyles for our pupils and their families, therefore we ask that you collaborate with us and provide only healthy snacks for your children to bring into school with them.
Walk a mile!
As a part of our healthy school mission, our pupils are invited to walk or run a mile with us every morning once they enter the playground. There is a carefully mapped out course around the school grounds that pupils follow as they walk and chat with their friends before their learning begins each day - a lovely calm and refreshing way for our pupils to start their days!
The pupils record the number of miles that they walk/run a week and this is totalled up and all contributes towards their classes total. The winning class at the end of the term, then win play equipment for their class to use during their break times!
In July, we had Smoothie Bikes into school for a healthy themed day promoting healthy lifestyles for our pupils and their families.
The whole event was run by our sports leaders with Coach Suv and Mrs Proctor on hand to offer advice.
Each class had their own session where they got to create their own smoothie and then exercise on the bikes in order to blend their chosen ingredients together. After school parents, carers and families were welcomed in to enjoy their own session too!
Family Kitchen club! An after school club running here at Holy Trinity on Wednesdays, offered to a limited number at a time - first come, first serve basis!
An opportunity to:
-learn about healthy eating and good nutrition on a budget.
-understand good labelling and portion sizes.
-cook quick and nutritious meals and snacks.
-work together as a family.