Your article: Kids keeping healthy at infant school

Pocklington Infant School pupils during the healthy lifestyles week.
Pocklington Infant School pupils during the healthy lifestyles week.

Youngsters at Pocklington Infant School have been keeping healthy and raising money for the Marie Curie charity.

They had a healthy lifestyles week last week, which began with a whole school sponsored walk on the school field and a visit from the East Riding Health Bus. Each class visited the Health Bus and made fruit smoothies as they learnt about healthy eating.

On the Tuesday year 2 children took part in the key stage one festival of sport that was organised by Woldgate College. This involved children from primary schools in and around Pocklington participating in a range of fun sports at Woldgate College, and it was led by Woldgate’s sports leader students.

On the Wednesday the whole school invited parents to watch a sports and fitness afternoon. Children took part in races and a range of fun fitness activities, such as parachute games, obstacle courses and goal scoring.

Every day during the week children have been encouraged to walk, bike or use their scooters to travel to and from school.

Clare Piggott, the PE co-ordinator, said: “Both the children and staff have had a great week keeping fit and healthy in lots of different and fun ways. The children have enjoyed finding out about healthy foods too.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to the parents and carers who have supported our events and we have raised over £1,000 for the Marie Curie charity, which is fantastic.”