Health and wellbeing assemblies for students

29th November 2017

Health and wellbeing assembliesStudents from National Church of England have been learning about the importance of eating well and the benefits of physical activity, thanks to local leisure operator and a local health service provider Everyone Active.

In partnership with Ashfield District Council and Everyone Health, a local service that offers support for people looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, they delivered assemblies at the academy on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week.

Everyone Health staff delivered a presentation to highlight hidden sugars in food and drink, as well as what makes up a balanced meal, together with outlining the benefits of physical activity. Students also got moving to show the benefits of physical activity. Health coach, Jessica asked a handful of volunteers to skip using a skipping rope for one minute, and then asked them how they felt. Children said that they felt more awake, and alert.

Jessica Slater, health coach at Everyone Health, said; “I am delighted that we were able to speak to students at National Church of England Academy about how important it is to eat a well-balanced diet, and the fantastic benefits of physical activity. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive service that offers people the education they need to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle and I hope that students enjoyed the assemblies.”

Martyn Jobling, principal at National Church of England Academy said; “Together with their academic studies, we educate students on their own personal development, including making good lifestyle choices. These assemblies have emphasised to our children the importance of regular exercise and how to make appropriate food and drink choices for the benefit of their health.”

Charlotte Buswell-Marsh, assistant manager at Hucknall Leisure Centre said: “I hope students will enjoy their free seven-day guest pass to our leisure centres – they will have the opportunity to make a splash in our swimming pool or play football in our sports hall in a bid to becoming more active.”

Everyone Health works of behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council to help people in the community improve their health and wellbeing by delivering free support and lifestyle services. It supports children, young people and adults across Nottinghamshire to make informed decisions about food and exercise, with the ultimate aim of helping them lead healthier lifestyles.