Fairfield School healthy hearts day

PUPILS and staff wore rosy red when a year five pupil organised a day of healthy hearts at a Backwell school.

Lottie Williams, aged 10, and the Fairfield School council committee came up with the idea for the event, which began with an assembly by Michelle Turner, a cardiac nurse.

A sweepstake, a drawing competition for the younger years and bingo for the older ones were some of the activities organised and the children enjoyed red fruit as their

snack.

Other activities included taking each other’s pulse before and after excercise, labelling parts of the heart, planning a healthy-heart menu and a dodgeball match.

School spokesman Netta Shore said: “Lottie and the school council have spent weeks arranging a day of not only fun and frolics but also invaluable information to help us keep a healthy heart.

“The children loved the day and found the assembly about healthy hearts fascinating and fun.”

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The event raised �176 which was donated to the British Heart Foundation.