Eyemouth families came to school together recently to have fun learning how to be healthy.
The activities at Eyemouth Primary School were part of a programme that involved SBC’s community learning and development staff, the Healthy Living Network and the primary school.
Pupils invited parents and carers to take part in a range of activities with them including storytelling, zumba,internet safety, DSign-a-Wrap, rainbow kebabs and dads and kidz, ending with an evening celebration of the pupils’ achievements at these activities.
Over 100 parents took part and some of their comments were: “Was great getting to take part with my child”; “Seeing the smile on my daughter’s face at me being there was great.”
And what did the children make of it all? The smiles on their faces said it all:“I liked when my dad drew the rockets!”, “It was very enjoyable because mum isn’t usually in school”; and “I liked that mum joined me in my classroom and she learnt a lot too”.
All the parents who took part were invited to give their feedback to identify and influence future learning and health improvement opportunites.
Sandra Millar, adult learning worker and Jo Highet, health improvement specialist said: “This engagement and feedback has informed and will help us to develop relevant family learning and health improvement opportunities in our local community.”
Carol Reap, deputy head of Eyemouth Primary School said: “This was a huge success. We were delighted with the number of parents who took part.”