Jumping for joy at a healthy lifestyle day at a Wisbech primary school

Healthy lifestyle day Orchards Primary School, Wisbech. Steven Cook world champion kick boxer. Pictu

Healthy lifestyle day Orchards Primary School, Wisbech. Steven Cook world champion kick boxer. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A healthy lifestyles day was a knock out at a Wisbech primary school when they held a day of funky sports and fun to encourage children to keep active.

Healthy lifestyle day Orchards Primary School, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Healthy lifestyle day Orchards Primary School, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Kick boxing champ Steven Cook was there along with street dance, gymnastics, Doody circus skills, archery, rowing and karate.

There were healthy eating classes, rounders, netball skills and athletics.

Head Teacher Nicola Parker said: “ I could feel the buzz about the day before we even opened the doors.

“The day ran like a well oiled machine, with a relaxed atmosphere which supported efficiency and maximised learning.

Healthy lifestyle day Orchards Primary School, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Healthy lifestyle day Orchards Primary School, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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“Each year group participated in a range of activities, some building on previous learning and others being a new experience including kick boxing and karate.

“There was no stopping the children and many continued participating in activities at lunchtime.

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“When talking to the children the thing I found most pleasing was that they most enjoyed learning new moves, including learning to skip on one leg!

“I could not be more pleased with the way the day ran, and am so grateful to all the team who gave their time to give the children these fabulous experiences.”

Head teacher Nicola Parker with kickboxing World Champion Steven Pocket Rocket Cook

Head teacher Nicola Parker with kickboxing World Champion Steven Pocket Rocket Cook - Credit: Archant

Liz Dakin, the senior leader at Orchards, who organised the day, said; “The children at Orchards had a fantastic day keeping healthy, enjoying a range of activities from circus skills with Doody to leaning how to use a rowing machine.”

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