11:40am Monday 7th April 2014
HUNDREDS of schoolchildren learned about healthy living and the human body when a mobile classroom visited their school.
Pupils from Rudheath Primary Academy, in Gadbrook Road, made the most of the Life Education Centre on its three-day stay, which also co-incided with science week at the school.
A total of 270 youngsters from the reception class through to Year Six visited the centre, which was sponsored by Roberts Bakery, and sampled healthy sandwiches made with the bakery’s 50 per cent white and 50 per cent wholemeal bread.
Carl Birkett, from Roberts Bakery, said: “The school is right on our doorstep so I was delighted to come along and see how the children are benefiting from this fantastic resource.” Lynda Pearson, educator at Life Education, said: “We have visited Rudheath Primary Academy before so it’s been great to return to build on the children’s learning.
“They clearly loved the Roberts’ sandwiches and the Life Education Centre character Harold the Giraffe, who is always great fun.
“Life Education brings a positive and memorable experience to schools and we look forward to continuing our work, thanks to companies like Roberts who support us.”
Kelly Sweeney, reception teacher and PHSE co-ordinator at Rudheath Primary Academy, said: “Life Education combines fun with learning and is a really powerful support to our curriculum.
“It provides a really interactive setting to reinforce the children’s learning about the importance of health and wellbeing throughout their lives.”
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