Hitchin pupils are feeling good after 'Phizz-Whizzing' fun
PUBLISHED: 14:56 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:56 20 February 2017
Children at a Hitchin school have been busy spending time with nature to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Youngsters at Strathmore Infants and Nursery School embarked on various trips to the wonderful woodland on their doorstep to help promote the health and mental wellbeing of young people.
Pupils aged from three to seven took part in the Herts County Council initiative called Feeling Good Week – enjoying this year’s theme of having a Phizz-Whizzing Forest Run. Activities included bracing walks, creating sculptures from natural materials during their trips, with Year 2 children also visiting Waitrose in Bedford Road to stock up on fruit and vegetables and other healthy ingredients to create their own bespoke snacks at the ‘Woodland Cafe’ after their sharing assembly on Friday.
Teacher Tracey Mountney said: “Children loved getting out in the fresh air, building dens and creating sculptures. We invited parents to join them and the feedback was incredible – I think they enjoyed it as much as the pupils did.”
Year 2 pupil Felix Folbigg, seven, had a phizz-whizzing time refuelling after the forest walks, adding: “It was fun. My favourite thing was making wise owl fruity toast – and then eating it!”