Parents help improve the health of Merton children

Workshops aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of students at The Priory Primary School are being held over the next two weeks.

As part of “Celebrating Healthy Children” fortnight, parents will be encouraged to attend talks on nutrition, oral hygiene, anti-bullying, parenting support, spiritual health and play opportunities outside of school.

There will also be classes on how to make litter free lunches and Merton Council’s Schools Nutritionist, David Tchilingirian, will speak about what parents should be including in their child’s lunch box to ensure they’re healthy.

The Priory’s Headteacher, Jane White, says: “We are encouraging parents to come to the workshops and listen to the experts’ advice. We believe a child’s mental and emotional wellbeing contributes to their overall health and it’s important that we work with parents to ensure it’s a priority.”

Students will also be involved in activities over the next two weeks.

They have the opportunity to take part in cycling proficiency training, a winter sports day and other competitions, such as football, netball, chess and designing healthy schools posters.