St Albans School celebrates healthy living

Camp School pupils participate in healthy living week.

Camp School pupils participate in healthy living week. - Credit: Archant

A primary school in St Albans has capped off a “truly brilliant” week celebrating healthy living with the publication of a good Ofsted report.

Healthy living week at Camp School.

Healthy living week at Camp School. - Credit: Archant

Camp School in Camp Road held a ‘Healthy People, Healthy Planet’ week from Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23, which saw pupils and staff focusing on how to keep themselves and the planet healthy.

On Tuesday the pupils learnt about healthy minds by carrying out mindfulness techniques. They talked about how they could use their own ‘internal superheroes’, were taught calming breathing techniques and made paper worry monsters.

The following day, pupils focused on healthy eating and were challenged to create a dish from food items donated by pupils’ families.

On Thursday the theme was ‘healthy bodies’, with a full day of sports and physical activity. Pupils had the chance to try new sports such as dance, archery, fencing and basketball. They also produced a whole-school dance video and at the end of the day parents were invited to join their children running around the school’s running track.

Finally, on Friday pupils thought about how to keep the planet clean and recycle resources, making books out of used cardboard and paper.

Year 3 pupil Emily Dallyn said: “I loved theme week. I learned some new dance moves and made some very yummy tomato dip.

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“Our class also played a game where we pretended we were banana farmers and some of us lost our crops because of bad weather.”

At the end of the week Ofsted published a report following a brief inspection to judge whether the school was still classed as ‘good’. The report concluded that the school continues to be good, and praised the school leadership team’s high expectations of pupils.

Headteacher Sharon Barton said: “It has been a truly brilliant week for Camp School. We’ve had a lot of fun in our theme week while equipping our children with vital knowledge and skills to ensure they can keep healthy.

“And to receive such a good Ofsted report has made it an extra special week! The report is very positive and recognises so many strengths of the school; capturing the essence of those things that make Camp uniquely special.

“I am very proud of the staff and all our pupils.”