Before half-term, pupils at Wilberforce Primary took part in a special event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate their involvement in the Joy of moving programme.
The Kinder+Sport Joy of moving programme is an international project led by The Ferrero Group that promotes active lifestyles among young children. In the UK, the programme is delivered in partnership with the English Football League Trust and its community club organisations, and teaches primary school children about the importance of nutrition and exercise.
At the recent parliamentary event, pupils from Wilberforce Primary came together with representatives from community club organisations and interested MPs to hear about the success of the initiative over the past five years. The pupils helped to demonstrate some of the activities they have learnt through the programme, showcasing their athletic abilities as well as an impressive understanding of health and nutrition.
Through the scheme, pupils across the academy have learnt about the importance of physical activity and having a balanced diet through fun and educational games. Earlier in the year, the whole school participated in a day of sporting activities, delivered by representatives from the QPR Community Trust. Year 5 pupils also completed a six week Move & Learn Project, where they worked together to learn about the benefits of exercise and how to lead a healthy life.
Claire Macfie, Head Teacher at Wilberforce Primary, said:
“Our pupils have loved being involved in the Joy of moving project and all have a much deeper understanding of the importance of being active and eating a well-balanced diet. Getting the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and showcase everything they have learnt was a wonderful experience for our pupils and a great example of our commitment to deliver an Education with Character.”