18 July 2008
Pupils at Risca Community Comprehensive School have enjoyed an action packed day of 'Food and Fitness' as part of recent National Sports Week celebrations.
Over 400 staff, pupils and volunteers enthusiastically took part in activities running throughout the school day.
Children in Years 7 to 10 took part and each year had a different focus for the day. Year 7 (12yrs) activities were themed around rugby and fruit. Their day was filled with the creation of healthy dishes, tasting fruits of the world, nutrition and a special visit from the WRU coaches.
International food and sports was Year 8's (13yrs) theme for the day, with sessions ranging from French boules, Indian dancing, Gaelic football plus Ray Mears-style cooking in the wild.
Fitness sessions raised the pulse of Year 9, (14yrs) as the pupils tested their skills with boxercise, golf, street dancing, gym inductions and dodgeball.
Finally, motivating the year 10 (15yrs) groups into action were representatives from the Army with a day of logistics and team building exercises.
Successfully coordinating the event were teachers Deborah Howells and Liz Gibson, with the support and enthusiasm of staff and pupils. Also lending a hand was CCBC Sport's Development Team and Caerphilly Healthy Schools.
Due to the success of the event and the positive feedback from excited pupils, the 'Food and Fitness' event will become an annual celebration for Risca Comprehensive as a part of National Sports week.
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