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We have a Health Committee at Aberlady Primary School. This is where we will tell you about what we are working on. Our next meeting is on Tuesday the 27th May.

P5/6 Taekwon-Do

To start off Health Week, P5/6 had a Taekwon-Do session with Miss Young, a black belt teacher.
First Miss Young showed us how to do some simple warm-up exercises, such as bending and stretching. Then Miss Young put the class into groups.
Next, we all went up one by one to punch the sponge pad which Miss Young held tightly. Next, we did two different kicks, a turn kick and a straight kick. Then we had to try and kick a board and make it break. Everyone did this successfully.
After that, Miss Young brought out a sponge stick. To practise our concentration and agility, we went up one by one and had to ‘duck’, ‘jump’ or ‘dodge’ the stick. Once everyone had a turn, Miss Young set up a little racing course.
When Miss Young said go, the first person went up to the first cone and did five press ups. They returned to the start and this time they went to the second cone and did five sit ups. Lastly, they went back to the start and then to the third cone and did five squats.
We all enjoyed our session of Taekwon-Do. Thank you, Miss Young!
Lucy Scott & Lily Chambers


Each class had a session of Taekwondo on Tuesday 12th May. It proved incredibly popular and has been voted one of the favourite sessions of the week by the Primary 6 children. The photographs certainly show everyone having a fantastic time! The children were all impressed with how well they could jump and kick! Thank you to David Clark for organising and taking the sessions.

Meet the Chef and the Fishmonger!

The Health Committee (Niamh P2/3, Angus and Isabella P3/4, Ewan, Stephanie and Eve P4/5, Ailidh and Kieran P6 and Rachael A and Emma P7) had surveyed the whole school way back in September to find out what they would like during Health Week. One of the most popular suggestions was to have a “Meet the Chef” Workshop. Mr Robin Austin kindly offered his services. He visited a Health Committee Meeting to find out what the children would like him to do. Mr Austin organised the fun sessions and brought along his Fishmonger colleague Gordon. They had a variety of local produce to show the children and spoke about the importance of eating a balanced diet. The children were challenged to organise a variety of different food products into one of the five main food groups. Gordon brought a range of fish and everyone enjoyed touching the live lobster!
Thank you very much to Robin and Gordon; the children really enjoyed being able to question a “real live Chef”! They were also impressed when Robin told them he had cooked for the Queen!

Tooth Brushing Workshop

We all had a tooth brushing workshop from Carolanne on Monday 11th May as part of our Health Week. It was fascinating to see pictures of what could happen to our teeth if we did not care for them. Carolanne spoke about fizzy juice and fruit shoots and the damage they can cause to our teeth. We also spoke about plaque and how we can prevent decay. Primary 6 thought that it was really interesting and loved it when Carolanne’s bear squirted water at them through its teeth! Thank you to Carolanne and her team for an informative and fun session!

Health Week

We are having a fantastic week this week with many different activities taking place (our timetable is in the post below). We are going to collate all of the best photographs and post them soon. We hope our parents enjoyed the picnic on Wednesday. We are all doing a sun dance tonight; hoping for good weather for our activity morning tomorrow!