Carrying poster, students of the Gordon Greenidge Primary School today staged a walk through the surrounding community to highlight the importance of maintaining a balanced diet.
During the short walk, which began at their St Peter learning institution and ended up at the nearby Sion Hill, St James playing field, the students also underscored the importance of daily exercise to healthy living.
Principal Angela Smith said the school, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, decided to turn the spotlight on health and wellness amid concerns that far too many primary school aged children were becoming obese.
“We had also focused on exercise, another area which is very important, because statistics show that a lot of the young children now are obese. So, we are trying to encourage the children to eat healthy, to exercise and to go back to the old-time remedies that the older people used which they swore by and believed in rather than the present medicines,” she said.
However, in spite of the serious message of the day, there was still plenty room for fun and games as the students thoroughly enjoyed games such as ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’, ‘Blue Bird’, ‘What’s The Time Mr Wolf’ and ‘Red Light Green Light 1,2,3’.
There was also an interactive yoga demonstration, led by members of the ICBL insurance team and Sandy Crest Medical Centre.