Store gives pupils a taste of healthy eating

PUBLISHED: 11:41 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

Pupil Evie Clarke with fellow students, Tesco staff, and a basket of fruit - 2277DW17

Pupil Evie Clarke with fellow students, Tesco staff, and a basket of fruit - 2277DW17

PUPILS at a primary school enjoyed a visit from Royston Tesco representatives in a bid to promote healthy eating. Bassingbourn Primary School hopes the visit will improve links between the school and the community – as well as helping the children make mo

PUPILS at a primary school enjoyed a visit from Royston Tesco representatives in a bid to promote healthy eating.

Bassingbourn Primary School hopes the visit will improve links between the school and the community - as well as helping the children make more informed choices about their diet.

The healthy eating exercise took place during the school's assembly, where pupils listened to a talk about the main components of a healthy diet.

They also designed their own breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, using food cards.

Head teacher Jane Murray said: "The best learning takes place when it is done in a fun way.

"The pupils got a lot from the exercise and playing the games taught them how to work in a team and make combined decisions.

"It is so important for children to be educated about healthy eating, and to learn how to make disciplined choices.

"The next step is to get some classes to have a tour around Tesco."

Tesco distributed a basket of exotic fruits to Year 5, and donated Easter eggs for an Easter egg competition.

Mrs Murray said: "Tesco was very generous.

"It gave us £1,000 of Computers for Schools tokens which will be so useful.

"The representatives were really prepared. They even left us some signs of main food groups to put up on the wall."

Tesco customer manager Kath Holt said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed the day.

"We taught them about food groups, and they participated really well.

"We also provided some gardening equipment so that they can grow vegetables as part of their healthy eating plan."


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