Healthy Eating at BISM
On Friday the 2nd, the children came down to the hall for assembly and found themselves transported to a supermarket under the control of Dr Freg!
‘I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum!’, a theatre in education company from London, were our special guests for the day and provided a fantastic end to our Healthy Eating Week.
The day began with a whole school assembly in the hall which had been transformed into a supermarket. Ben, his mother, and his sister, were out shopping for fruit and vegetables. There was however, a distinct shortage and as it transpired this was the work of Dr Freg. It turned out that he was amassing fruit and veg’ in order to create a superhero so that children would like them more. Through the performance the children learned the benefits of making healthy choices and the specific vitamins and minerals we get from individual food items.
The show had something for everyone with actions, songs to sing and plenty of audience participation. The children were required to get involved in some fruit and veg Top Trumps, share key information and be safe-keepers of the fruit and vegetables. The teachers didn’t escape and I was lucky enough to get an avocado, lemon and olive oil facial treatment which left me glowing for the rest of the day!
The company then ran a number of workshops throughout the day for the different phases of the school. This allowed the children the opportunity to taste, touch and learn more about the fruit and vegetables under discussion.
What is particularly pleasing is that, whilst this was particularly exciting for that day and that week, the children are still referencing the experiences they had that week, now. There have been some great comments and discussions in class, the playground and the dining hall.
Acting Head Teacher