Youngsters encouraged to get fit and healthy

Logans Primary marks Walk to School Week
Logans Primary marks Walk to School Week

The children at Logans Primary in Motherwell had the chance to learn about keeping fit and healthy during the school’s Health Week.

Activities were kicked off by taking part in North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Walk to School’ week as around 40 children joined the walking train to school and were rewarded with a delicious breakfast of cereal, toast and juice.

All pupils took part in many different sporting activities with expert coaches in Taekwon-Do, dance, judo, karate, rugby and rowing instructing the youngsters.

Each class had athletics activities outside, concluding with class stage races where the first three children received gold, silver and bronze medals.

A dental hygienist spoke to all the children about how to keep their teeth and gums healthy. They were then all given a new toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste to take home with them.

To celebrate the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the children sampled fruit and vegetables from all over the Commonwealth.

This was a great experience for many because they were able to sample food which they had never tasted before.

The finale to the week saw the whole school community come together as pupils were joined by friends and family for a sponsored walk in aid of school funds which raised over £500.