Healthy Lifestyles Week 2017
To kick off Healthy Lifestyles week, Keir Hardie pupils, parents and teachers started the day with an exciting aerobics session in the playground. A special thank you to our aerobics instructor Debbie for delivering such a fantastic session.
Learning about gardening safety and its rules.
Sowing and planting.
Assembling the weather station and recording it weekly.
Caring for plants.
Harvesting the potatoes!
Picking the tomatoes!
At Keir Hardie we are always seeking to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles. Cycling and scooting are two of the pleasures that many of our children enjoy and as a school we encourage children to cycle or scoot to school on a regular basis. The pictures below show how many bikes and scooters we have in our storage racks on a normal day.
In order to ensure that the children are learning good cycling techniques, safety skills and road awareness we take part in the Newham-funded cycling courses run by Cycling Confident. In October 53 of our children (29 from years 3 & 4 and 24 from years 5 & 6) took part in the level 1 and level 1/2 cycling courses.
This year we were also pleased to have Dr Bike come in to check the children’s bikes before they went on the roads.
From Farm to Fork
As part of Healthy Lifestyles Week we were delighted to welcome two members of staff from the Tesco store at Bow who taught us about the journey our food takes “From Farm to Fork.” The whole school shared in a special assembly which was rounded off with each pupil having the opportunity to sample some delicious, healthy fruit. Thank you Tesco!
We have the Activemark, and all our children experience at least 2 hours of PE every week.
We have the full range of sports clubs and activities, including KS1 multi-skills, KS2 multi-skills, football, basketball and dance classes for KS1 and Year 6.
Key Stage 2 classes take part in a cycle training and road safety course.
We have had the local authority’s Food in Schools project recently to update our menu, and children find now our menu is healthier.
All pupils have free school meals for the next two years.
Children learn about how the body works, how to care for it and what makes a healthy lifestyle through the curriculum.
We have an allotment where children enjoy planting, tending, growing and eventually eating our own produce.
We participate in all the “walk to school” events and have achieved a Bronze Award for our School Travel Plan.