The annual Healthy Living Week at Barry Comprehensive School has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this year looks like it may have been the most successful yet with students and staff taking part in a wide range of activities promoting healthy eating, healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Fresh fruit was sold by members of the Student Parliament at break and lunch times, making a healthy profit to add to the school’s fundraising for Sri Lanka. Thanks must also go to Tesco for their kind donation which was desperately needed when the grapes sold out after a day and a half!
Normal lessons were replaced with extra sports activities such as dodgeball, badminton, football and even break-dancing all arranged by the school’s 5×60 officer Stefan Williams, whilst a team of teachers took on year 10 in a charity football match… and lost!
Teachers from every subject joined in the healthy living fun, ensuring that whether it was PSE, Geography, PE, English, RS, Welsh or French, students were immersed in all things healthy across the curriculum. The canteen staff got involved too, using the week to promote their new even healthier menu.
This eventful week was kicked off with the whole of year 7 receiving training in Heartstart emergency life-saving skills and a suitably dramatic end to the week was provided by Is It? Theatre Company who performed plays exploring drug, alcohol and sexual health issues for years 8, 10 and 12.
Students have also been keeping Healthy Living Logbooks to make sure their healthy choices continued on into half term. The two students from each form who have made the most effort to improve their lifestyle can now look forward to a reward trip to Cardiff Pool on 9th March.