Fun and thought-provoking Health and Wellbeing Week at Perse Prep
18 Oct 2019
Pupils relished taking part in two days of absorbing activities to round off The Perse Prep’s Health and Wellbeing Week.
From bike wheels to bins and all manner of bits and pieces in between, Year 5 made their own musical instruments with help from The Junk Orchestra before coming together to play their colourfully crazy creations with a special show for their fellow pupils.
They also tried out goalball – a team sport designed for visually-impaired athletes – while Year 4 youngsters had fun sampling another Paralympic sport in sitting volleyball, as well as discovering how to put up tents on Leighton Lawn.
Year 3 children relished building rafts before having a splashing time seeing how their boats fared with a launch at Vicar’s Brook, while Year 6 got to grips with a map and compass when they went orienteering at Milton Country Park.
Gingerbread men were also baked and decorated by Year 6 before being sold to raise funds for Eye Health UK, whose visitors encouraged Year 4 to become ‘eye heroes’ as they explained the importance of regular eye care.
Pupils had time for reflection and mindfulness, learning how to be a good listener as well as discovering the importance of nutrition to a healthy body and mind. They also enjoyed inventing their own superheroes and trying their hand at weaving and kung fu before everybody joined together for a whole school Indian dance as a fitting climax to the week.