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Coalville kids get active with Healthy Schools

Primary school pupils in Coalville have been learning about the importance of a healthy diet thanks to Leicester Tigers and club partner Global Payments.

Tigers health education officer Ashleigh Theobald visited Griffydam Primary school last week as part of the Global Payments Healthy Schools project, which aims to engage and educate young students on the importance of healthy eating and living.

The week-long programme sees students between years three and six work their way through a ‘Healthy Schools’ booklet alongside practical PE sessions, lessons and school assemblies.

Griffydam pupils learned the value of a balanced diet in the classroom before taking to the playground for a session designed to get the kids on their feet – and enjoying exercise.

Ashleigh said: “Childhood obesity is a real issue for many in the UK, with Leicester as a city having previously announced plans to drive change across the region.

“The Healthy Schools programme is all about educating pupils to make the right decisions and understand the impact that diet and exercise can have.

“The pupils at Griffydam have learned about fun exercises, activities and games that they can use at home to stay fit and healthy, as well as what a balanced diet looks like.”

If you would like to get involved in the Healthy Schools programme or you want to find out more information, email [email protected], call 0797 061 9444 or visit the link below.