Youngsters jump to it to get fit!

PUBLISHED: 12:10 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:53 11 May 2010

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CHILDREN at St Mary s Primary School in Royston are feeling a little fitter after this year s Healthy School Week. The school organised a fun-packed and educational week, with activities including aerobics, pilates, infant yoga, trampolining, and table te

CHILDREN at St Mary's Primary School in Royston are feeling a little fitter after this year's Healthy School Week.

The school organised a fun-packed and educational week, with activities including aerobics, pilates, infant yoga, trampolining, and table tennis.

Class teacher Steven Cartwright said: The main idea was to promote three aspects to help build a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, diet and emotional health and wellbeing - or being happy, were central to the week's theme."

To enhance the week, the school ran a fruit tuck shop at breaktimes and a smoothie shop after school.

They raised more than £100, and the money will go towards swimming and play equipment for pupils.

The week also saw youngsters take on extra responsibility, as Year 5 and 6 children volunteered to be play leaders, organising games at lunchtime for the younger ones.

The Schools Sports Partnership helped out with multi-skills sessions and cycling, and Royston Rugby Club ran a mini rugby tournament for Years 3 and 4.

Businesses supported the week by donating prizes.

Mr Cartwright said: "The children loved the week. They got so much from an excellent community event."

THIS is photographer Daniel Wilson's picture of the week. For details of how to order photos from The Crow, see top of this page.

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