All the colours of a food rainbow were represented in the playground at Blackboys Primary School yesterday.
Children dressed up as part of a week focussing on healthy living and the idea was to remind them of the importance of eating foods in colours of the rainbow.
The week was run with the help of a Health Grant and organised in Framfield and Blackboys schools’ federation by PE and health grant co-ordinator Miss Stevens.
Competitions included ‘healthiest lunchbox’ where children, who wanted to take part, showed their lunchbox to a midday supervisor who chose the healthiest of the day. Names of winners from each day were put into a draw where a ‘healthy prize’ was offered.
There was also a ‘healthy poster’ competition where children illustrated their ideas for healthy living.
Pupils are taking part in a Beat the Street game and being encouraged to go out and about in Sussex finding ‘beat boxes’ which will record their visit and build up points for themselves and their school. There’s a £500 prize for the school building up the most points.
Parents were invited to take part in the Daily Mile events, there were Phunky Foods sessions in lessons which looked at the importance of eating foods from different groups and considered healthy portion sizes. There were also smoothy days on Thursday and Friday.