Allanson's active kids: Primary School engages in exercise classes

Fit and healthy: Allanson Primary School students and teachers engaged in a fitness class on Thursday, February 9. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Fit and healthy: Allanson Primary School students and teachers engaged in a fitness class on Thursday, February 9. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Allanson Primary School is helping students and teachers keep healthy over the 2017 school year. 

The school began its healthy living workshop campaign on Thursday, February 9, engaging in a fitness class led by Roche Park fitness instructor Terresa Briggs. 

The 30-minute exercise intensive led students and teachers through stretches as well as basic cardio exercises including squats, skipping and star jumps. 

Allanson Primary School principal Rod Scott also took part in the class. 

The school has planned to hold the classes once a week and bring in experts from different sports each week. 

Allanson’s physical activity programs have been designed to promote the link between exercise and positive self-esteem, skill development, skeletal and cardiovascular health and general healthy development. 

Allanson teacher Gayle Crabbe said the school aimed to keep the students active throughout the year. 

“We’re trying to promote healthy body, healthy mind at our school this year and we do daily fitness every week but we want to mix it up a little bit, make it a little more interesting and get some outside experts in to teach the kids,” she said. 

Ms Briggs said the class gave students the opportunity to participate in an array of fitness activities. 

“To see that exercise is fun, it’s not all team sport you can come and just have a bit of fun, work out, walk away feeling happy and have a great start to the day,” Ms Briggs said. 

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