Smoothie path to health at event held at Stifford Clays Primary

THURROCK Council’s Sheltered Housing team ran a health and wellbeing event at Stifford Clays Primary School on Friday (15 July), alongside Mears, the housing repairs contractor.

Staff members from Mears, Vitality Health and Life Insurance and Thurrock Council were in charge of two smoothie bikes, on which pupils took it in turns to pedal to produce a freshly made, healthy smoothie.

Children and adults from Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions were at the event to take part in walking football, netball, basketball and soft archery.

Mears also ran a competition for school children who took part in the various activities. Winners and runners-up from different age groups were chosen and presented with their prizes by the Stifford Clays Primary School head teacher Anthony Peltier.

Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Health and Education, spoke following the event: “It is great to see the children get so excited about taking part in healthy activities and experiencing new ways of getting fruit into their diet.”

He added: “Events like this – that our staff at Thurrock Council work so hard to organise – educate our young people on the importance of a healthy lifestyle without them even realising that they are learning.”

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