On Tuesday 24th April, the Park Road Academy Change 4 Life Club and its ambassadors went to Wellington School to take part in a celebration festival. The children were able to try a host of different sports and activities throughout the afternoon. These included basketball, badminton, football, netball and gymnastics. The children had to use a range of skills and techniques including coordination, strength, speed, agility and good communication during the event. Well done to all our Change 4 Life ambassadors who took part!
This term the KS2 children have been learning about making healthy choices within balanced diets and how this can affect their bodies in different ways. The children hope to spread the message as our Change 4 Life ambassadors.
The children have also been getting more active outside with fun & enjoyable activities designed around improving coordination, strength, communication & social skills! Some of our children have ambitions of representing the school in sports teams later on in their school lives. A wonderful attitude and goal to have for the future. Well done Key Stage 2 Change 4 Life Club!
During the Spring half-term, the Key Stage 1 children have been getting outside and getting active. As part of our Change 4 Life club we have started to get the children outside doing fun games and activities that they could take home and do to keep healthy and active. We have been having lots of fun playing tig, various different races and letting the children create their own games to play. It has been a lot of fun extending the children’s knowledge of how they can keep themselves fit and healthy, at school and at home with very simple but very effective outdoor activities.
The Key Stage 2 Change For Life group have also created some wonderful healthy smoothies! Once they learnt about the different food groups and what ingredients could be placed into a smoothie, they began to create and design them. It was decided that the best smoothies included fruit or vegetables and have some dairy included in yogurt to help with digestion and of course taste! The children placed in the ingredients they chose before blending these together and tasting them. The children then reviewed each other’s smoothies and suggested areas for improvements and what they would perhaps do next time.
The Year 2 Change For Life group have created some wonderful healthy smoothies! They first designed their smoothies after learning all about food groups and how we can eat a balanced diet. Once they were designed the children brought in healthy ingredients, blended and created their own smoothies. The children then tasted and discussed what they thought of the flavours and what the health benefits were of having a smoothie.
This week our KS1 children have started at our 2016/2017 Change for Life club! We have been learning about food groups and the different roles that these play in our diet and our lives.
The children grouped different types of foods into groups, carbohydrates, protein, dairy, fruit & vegetables and fats & sugars. The children discussed what happens when we eat too little or too much of a particular food group.
The children also designed their own healthy meal. They thought about what should be included, how much food there should be and the balance of all the food groups in a healthy meal. The group also had the opportunity to share their healthy meals with one another and explain why they had included certain foods. A wonderful start to promoting healthy and active lifestyles across the school with our Change for Life Champions!