A healthy outlook for Hitchin’s Strathmore smoothies

Strathmore School pupils L-R James Dowell, seven, and Jesse Jones, six, cut up some fruit for a heal

Strathmore School pupils L-R James Dowell, seven, and Jesse Jones, six, cut up some fruit for a healthy smoothie - Credit: Archant

Children at a Hitchin school embraced their inner yogi as part of a Feeling Good Week promoted across the county.

Oliver Pilch, seven, cuts up some fruit for a healthy smoothie

Oliver Pilch, seven, cuts up some fruit for a healthy smoothie - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Old Hale Way’s Strathmore Infant and Nursery School took part in a week-long schedule of fitness and health activities including yoga, street dance, singing and cookery.

The Herts County Council initiative saw youngsters aged from three to seven bending over backwards in the name of feeling good.

As well as trying out yoga, they served up juicy fruit smoothies to parents from a pop-up café after the school’s sharing assembly on Friday.

Strathmore head Bernadette Holmes said: “We want children to see achieving physical and mental health can be fun, too.

Strathmore School pupils L-R James Dowell, seven, and Jesse Jones, six, use the blender to make a fr

Strathmore School pupils L-R James Dowell, seven, and Jesse Jones, six, use the blender to make a fruit smoothie - Credit: Archant

“Our Year 2 pupils paid a visit to Waitrose on Bedford Road to learn about healthy shopping and our Rowan class started every day with a song chosen by the children.”

The school won a cash injection of £500 to help run the event after Year 2 teacher Tracy Mountney put a bid together to gain funding.

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She said: “Almost all the ideas came from the children – it’s so positive for them to see they can influence what happens in school.”

Mum Susie Winstanley, whose five-year-old son Nico is in Rowan class, added: “Nico has been so full of beans and enthused by Feeling Good week.”

Strathmore School pupils Oliver Pilch, seven, and Ubaid Khan, six, with some healthy muffins and fla

Strathmore School pupils Oliver Pilch, seven, and Ubaid Khan, six, with some healthy muffins and flapjacks - Credit: Archant

Strathmore pupil Jesse Jones, six, makes a fruit kebab with his teacher Tracy Mountney

Strathmore pupil Jesse Jones, six, makes a fruit kebab with his teacher Tracy Mountney - Credit: Archant

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