School’s officially out for summer, and primary school pupils in Cheshire have been getting themselves ready to enjoy the break by learning how to stay fit and healthy.
Wrenbury Primary School pupils set themselves up for a great summer by holding a ‘Wellbeing Week’ where they learned first aid skills and other health messages from local GPs, getting active with countryside walks and practicing yoga.
The school has also been sharing key self care messages and information about local health services with parents and staff at a sharing picnic.
Noreen Caldwell, public engagement and involvement manager at NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale Royal CCG, said: “Wrenbury Primary School has really taken hold of self care and made sure that not only their pupils are learning about how to stay fit and healthy, but parents and staff are too.
“It’s also not just about ‘health’, but by taking part in yoga and walks, its more about overall wellbeing, which is great to see.”
Noreen added: “This is a terrific model which I hope other schools will learn from and take on themselves. It’s why they’re the third organisation locally to be awarded our Bronze Self Care Award.”
There are a number of things you can do to make sure you and your family are prepared for a healthy summer:
– Have a fully stocked medicines cabinet (for less than £10!)
– Make sure your first aid kit is ready to go
– Know where to get fast medical advice without needing an appointment
– Think ‘PRICE’ to treat minor sprains and strains
– Protect your skin from the sun
– Stay cool and hydrated