No apples left for Arnewood teachers

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By Lou_101 | Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 17:59

There were no apples left for staff at The Arnewood School when students enjoyed a special day munching on the fruit.

The free apple day was part of Healthy Schools Week held at the Gore Road Academy, which included drop in clinics for staff and students,

and presentations from visiting experts including doctors and police.

All primaries in the Arnewood pyramid also took part in the special week, so headteacher Chris Hummerstone abandoned the warmth of his car to cycle to each of them to see some of their healthy activities.

Student sports leaders from Arnewood also visited the pyramid schools during the week.

Local GPs and other medical practitioners also contributed hugely; some children visited a local hospital and others learned about disability, fitness and stress management.

Arnewood students also presented £474 to the juvenile diabetes charity JDRF.

"All the schools in the Arnewood pyramid were working together for Healthy Schools Week to encourage our staff and children to discover new ways of improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and positive state of mind," said headteacher, Mr Hummerstone.

"Physical and emotional health often depend on each other, so instead of just teaching these, our aim was to inspire better practices."

Arnewood's pyramid of schools is: New Milton Junior & Infants, Tiptoe Primary, Hordle Primary and Ashley Junior & Infants.

      

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