Health week update 25th to 29th May 2009

Health Week began with the whole school holding Sports Day on Monday afternoon.   This year the sun shone and the children enjoyed an afternoon away from their desks and hard work.   The event took the form of a potted sports ,  testing skills and stamina. 

 Tuesday  had everyone dancing  away with Andy McKechnie from Street Jam and on Wednesday , Emma Biggart from Active Schools ran the Funky Fitness sessions in the gym hall while some P6 and 7 pupils were competing at Meadowbank with some chlldren getting through to the final heats. 

LA dance supplied the action on Thursday with some amazing moves on view and Dougie Thomson took the  P1 to P4 classes through their paces on the field with some rugby skills training.  

The evening event  on Thursday had over 250 visitors to the school hall where there were displays  on the body made by the P5L and P5/6 , First aid and Heart Start by P7 V, Bannantynes, Roots and Shoots, people from the NHS, Dental health,  Active schools, Sports Plus,  Dr Bike was in the playground,  you could even have your nails done to name but a few.  Outdoor education had a stand and East Lothian Council were represented  too.  All aspects of health were covered, you could even have your BMI done! There were yoga sessions, multisports , football skills, and aerobics to join in with and LA dance  demonstrated their routines on the stage.  It was nice to see some former pupils taking part in this.  ABEL( Anti Bullying East Lothian) had a stand too.  Lots of tips on how to have healthy snacks and packed lunches were available and lots of free gifts.

Friday morning saw the sun shine on the Funrun and Sponsored walk,  the week ending as it had begun with  all the children  involved in the same activity.   The older children set off for the promenade in stages and were rewarded with an ice lolly when they returned.   The P1 to P3 children went round a circuit in the school grounds and had their lolly afterwards too.

A big thankyou to Mrs Corr for organising such a successful  week,  I am sure everyone at Cockenzie Primary is more aware of how to keep healthy and fit.   Thanks to everyone who helped in any way.