Students from Gateway College and Crown Hills Community College encourage Leicester City Primary Schools to make a Change 4 Life.
On Friday 22nd May Marriott, Stokes Wood and Rowlatt’s Hill Primary Schools brought their Year 2, 3 and 4 children to Aylestone Leisure Centre to learn about healthy living, exercise and nutrition in a fun and interactive way. The event was organised by Leicester City School Sport and Physical Activity Network in partnership with the BTEC Sports students at Gateway College, who supported the planning and delivery of the event as part of their qualification. Crown Hills Community College Health and Well Being Leaders also supported the day assisting with the delivery of nutrition and health theory activities.
It was a busy day for the 80 young children with a morning of practical and theory activities linked to nutrition and healthy eating and a further afternoon of practical activities.
The event celebrated and supported the work that has already taken part in the schools, who have received 9 weeks’ worth of Change 4 Life coaching in one of the five themes of Adventure, Flight, Combat, Creative and Target. The day also offered advice and ideas to staff on how to develop a Change 4 Life Energy Club within their own schools.
Alex from Rowlatt’s Hill Primary School commented;
Overall the day has been a great success and the children have thoroughly enjoyed it! It has allowed the less confident children that attended to come out of their shell and enjoy themselves in a safe environment.
This year 11 Leicester City Primary schools have successfully received funding, coaching and support to develop their own Change 4 Life Club at their school.
Change 4 Life is a national campaign which aims to encourage people of all ages to be more active and make simple changes to their diet and lifestyle which will have a big impact on their health and wellbeing. The campaign claims that “9 out of 10 kids grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.”
Click here for the Change 4 Life national website.