Playtime fun helps kids stay healthy

Students from Blackpool and the Fylde College run the PE and play club for Anchorsholme Primary School pupils.  Pictured are Callum Hoey and Anthony O'Brien with Sophia Burgess, Ruby Stanley and Amber Egan.
Students from Blackpool and the Fylde College run the PE and play club for Anchorsholme Primary School pupils. Pictured are Callum Hoey and Anthony O'Brien with Sophia Burgess, Ruby Stanley and Amber Egan.
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Young volunteers are dedicating their time to encourage children to be fit and healthy.

The students from Blackpool and the Fylde College visit Anchorsholme Primary School weekly to run ‘energy club’ - hour long sessions of play and PE for reception pupils.

The work benefits both pupils and students, ensuring the children learn about healthy lifestyles in a fun way while the teens gain valuable experience and skills.

Callum Hoey, 18, a BTEC Level 3 Sport student, said: “We’re helping to make children aware of what’s healthy and influence their lifestyle. It’s been challenging but overall a good experience.”

Sophia Burgess, five, said: “I like it when the students play with us and show us games. I learned what food is healthy like apples.”

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