YOUNGSTERS at a Barrhead school enjoyed a week full of healthy activities as they took time to focus on their wellbeing. 

Pupils from St John’s Primary joined parents and staff for a health week, which saw them take part in a whole host of activities. 

From archery, to swimming, and workshops led by the Scottish Ambulance Service and Dogs Trust, the kids were shown plenty of fun ways to keep up their health and wellbeing. 

The week was organised by Claudia Kearney, the school’s principal teacher, who described the event as “exhausting and fun”. 

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Claudia told the Barrhead News: “This year I was determined to include lots of fun experiences for our pupils, reminding them that living healthily can be fun. All the activities were designed to encourage physical activity and promote well-being.

“We are particularly grateful to the Tesco Community Champions scheme, who supported us with a donation allowing us to buy the ingredients used in our ‘Healthy Cooking’ workshops.”

There was also workshops from the Red Cross and Environmental Health, as well as active sports sessions led by leaders from St Luke’s High School and Whitecraigs Rugby Club. 

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Pupils were given a chance to enjoy a relaxation club at lunch as well as dance classes from the Gillian Anderson School of Dance. 

Parents were offered a “positive touch” massage session where they learned back massage movements linked to storytelling.

Claudia said: “We had a wonderful week of activities with lots of positive feedback and built up a list of contacts and partners who we will definitely be calling on to help us with next year’s event.”

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