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Parents pilot the Water Buffalo at Lamberhurst Primary School
Caroline Bromley, Headteacher at Lamberhurst said:
"This experience was a great way to engage with parents and to engage them in the Wellbeing agenda. As a school we are trying to put lots of Wellbeing action in place but also to exemplify it so that adults can see the value that their own wellbeing has in their children's lives."
The link will take you to coverage from the current issue of the Times Educational Supplement - see the second page for a photo of the event.
Water Wellpoint partners with The Hazlitt Arts Centre to help pupils at
Lamberhurst St Mary’s Primary School learn about the importance of hydration
Simon and the pupils from Lamberhurst St Mary’s Primary School (pictured above) were taken on a journey through his body visiting Professor Brain, Sergeant Skin, Henry Heart, Malcolm Muscle and Captain Enzyme to learn about the importance of hydration.
“It’s hard at the best of times to get 4 to 11 year olds to listen to what you’re saying. And when it comes to subjects that they don’t really understand – like the importance of water to help them feel well and be able to work and play happily – that’s a real challenge confirms Caroline Bromley, Head Teacher at Lamberhurst St Mary’s. “That’s why we’ve been working with Water Wellpoint to bring an exciting health and wellbeing programme to the children – making the whole subject fun and easy to understand. And I am confident the theatre workshop will definitely do that!”
“Water is one of the most important nutrients for children, helping digestion and concentration, as well as learning and memory” explained Ben McGannan, Managing Director, Water Wellpoint. “But there is a general misconception that children know when they are dehydrated, although medical evidence has proved that their thirst mechanisms have not yet matured and they probably won’t know that they need water.”
Cranbrook and Paddock Wood are piloting a hydration and well being project with Water for Work. This is being piloted in Lamberhurst Primary School. See the feedback from the Hydration Theatre Workshop featured on Meridian News (starting at 7.10 minutes).