Rosegrove Nursery Children are our Food Heroes
When set with a challenge to help and support children aged between 3&4 at Rosegrove Nursery for their healthy lifestyle education week we jumped at the chance. Wow what a week! On Monday the children were set a challenge to memorise 10 pieces of fruit and vegetables for their sponsorship of Pumping Marvellous. Throughout the week they were tasked with their families to remember all 10 fruit and vegetables and on Friday they would be tested on how many they’d remember and what a great job they did. Rosegrove Primary School raised £816.04. Pumping Marvellous will then make a donation of £408 to the Blackburn 3D echo scanner appeal “The Heart of Blackburn Appeal”. So the children have not only raised money to help local Heart Failure patients but have also made a significant contribution to the appeal for the Royal Blackburn Hospital 3D scanner.
We know it is very important to create legacy when completing these types of exercises so we decided to utilise the skills of Laura at the Burnley Healthy Lifestyle Team. Laura completed a smoothie morning with all of the children in a try and taste nurturing style which we know they all enjoyed. This has led the nursery to continue this with the children. What a fantastic result considering all the bad press lately surrounding the obesity levels of children within the East Lancashire area. Unfortunately the Buffalo Project which we completed this exercise under was funded by the lottery and didn’t get its funding to continue. A very large disappointment for all and this will only affect children.
Healthy Lifestyle Day with Rosegrove Nursery School in Burnley
This morning we were helping the children of Rosegrove Nursery school with making and eating some yummy smoothies made out of low fat milk, low fat yoghurt and fresh berries including strawberries, raspberries and blueberries among other fruits.
The children were having a “Healthy Heart Week” with Pumping Marvellous and the Burnley Healthy Lifestyle Team helping the children with the teaching staff to make them aware of healthy foods and the importance of regular exercise. The children were all set a test, in aid of sponsoring Pumping Marvellous and the BHF led “Heart of Blackburn Appeal” for a new scanner, on Monday to learn 10 different types of fruit and vegeatables and then on Friday they would tell the teachers what they had learn’t. Teachers and parents were asked to sponsor the children based on how many fruit they would remember on Friday. Let’s wish them all good luck because they certainly were getting stuck into the smoothies this morning.
I suppose in the light of the new figures published by Heart UK on the BBC website it makes you realise that especially in the Lancashire area there is a need for education and a different approach as to how that is delivered.
Here is the link to the BBC website