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Clackmannan Primary Get a Clean Bill of Health

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May 2012

Health Week in Clackmannan Primary School proved to be a resounding success

The school organised a wide variety of activities throughout the week including yoga, dance and various sporting events.

The week of fun and activities culminated last Friday with a community litter pick, which was organised in conjunction with the Community Council. It took place at the end of the school day.

The driving forces behind the Health Week activities were PE teacher, Karen Grossart and Principal Teacher, Grace Petrie.

One of the highlights of the week's events was a visit to the school by Alloa Swimming Club's celebrated Paralympian Mhairi Love, who famously won two silver medals at the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004.

She brought the medals along to the school top show them off to the children, and then gave an inspiring talk to the upper school children about facing the sporting challenges in the face of adversity.

Head Teacher at Clackmannan Primary School, Janette Wieczorek, said: "The focus of the whole week has been on social and mental well-being, working in teams and the social skills that children need to co-operate with each other. Being physically fit can help your mental well-being."

Among the many activities that have featured during the school's Health Week has been an all day hockey session, tae kwon-do, cricket, trampolining, cycling, rugby and try-golf. The children also pitted their wits against each other in puzzle sessions, which proved to be extremely popular. The parents were also involved and came along to join up with their children in a dance mat session in front of the computers.

Health Week was brought to a successful close on Friday when the children, their teachers and parents, took part in a litter pick, in conjunction with the Community Council.

Clackmannanshire Council supplied all the necessary materials for the event, which began in the school grounds and surrounding areas, and included filling bags with litter from the nearby parks.