Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

Healthy Week 2022 

14th-18th February

The children at Ladycross had such a fantastic week enjoying a range of different activities. This included Funtrition for year 1 where they learned all about healthy eating and how to stay fit and healthy. First aid for year 2 where they learned how to put people in the recovery position as well as CPR. The children also enjoyed creating healthy smoothies by pedaling on a bike to blend the fruit, they even got to taste them! They also took part in a range of fitness activites including archery, fitness circuits and zumba. Finally the whole school took part in a sponsored bounce where they raised over £2000 for the school! This will be used to buy new equipment and toys for each class. Thank you to all the adults who sponsored the children. 

Here are some photos of the children during healthy week. 

Healthy Week

Healthy Week is our annual event when we learn more about keeping healthy. The children work with visitors to learn about healthy diets. They plan lunchbox meals, try different types of food and invite parents into have lunch in the hall. The children also try food from other cultures. Year 2 make fruit salads and learn about the food wheel. We have planted salad leaves and other easy to grow food. Visitors come to school to involve the children in different kinds of sport and other ways of keeping fit. Cheerleading, keep fit training, gymnastics and football have enabled children to try new sports and activities. 

Children also learn about looking after themselves and how to wash and clean teeth properly. The school health visitor comes to school and runs workshops about keeping clean and staying healthy. The children also learn about the uses of medicines and how they can be dangerous, as well as helping people to get better. 

Healthy Week also focuses on understanding feelings and what they mean and how to deal with them sensibly. Children look at pictures of expressions and discuss how people are feeling and why. They create art work about this, after looking at other paintings and sculptures.

Keeping safe is another theme that is explored, looking at stranger danger, road safety and travelling smart. We had the Derbyshire Fire Service to talk about fire safety. Follow for more fire safety information.

We ensure that after Healthy Week has finished, we keep reinforcing the messages throughout the year.


Healthy Week visitors

– School nurse team

– Travel Smart team and scooter training

– Chris the personal trainer

– Mr Mawer from Tyler’s Restaurant about healthy food

– Derby County football club football coaches

– The local PCSO

– Railway Safety Officer

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