Burnside pupils burn up the calories!

Jennifer Brankin from primary 7b ay Burnsied School demonstrating her gymnastic display on the final day of the school's health week so a large audience of parents who turned up.

Jennifer Brankin from primary 7b ay Burnsied School demonstrating her gymnastic display on the final day of the school's health week so a large audience of parents who turned up.

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BURNSIDE Primary School in Carnoustie took part in Health Week along with other Angus schools as part of a national initiative last week, writes Johnston Ralston.

The children engaged in a variety of activities designed to introduce and encourage healthier lifestyles.

Everyone at the school, from the nursery class right up to P7 were involved in trying out new sports like golf, rugby, basketball, judo and TaeKwon Do.

Other activities included a posture workshop from instructors at David Lloyd Club for members of staff and exercise classes.

There was also an open afternoon for parents on the Friday allowing them to see their children hard at work on their health tasks.

Stalls manned by Active Schools, Tayside Fire Brigade, NHS Tayside, Carnoustie Leisure Centre and The Carnoustie Golf Hotel were on hand to provide information to parents.

As part of the finale, P7b pupil Jennifer Brankin put on a gymnastics exhibition for the parents who attended the open day.

Health Week is currently running in conjunction with a series of homework tasks designed to further involve their parents and foster healthy practices at home.

These include things like doing star jumps during commercial breaks, learning new games and designing a healthy fruit salad.

Burnside Parent Council also sponsored a healthy packed lunch competition, which was won by Katie McGill of P5A.