Despite the temperature and the humidity that seems to persist, it is necessary to remember that physical activity is key to maintaining good health. Encouraging your child to do something active each day, such as a hobby, playing a game or being involved in sport, will start that virtuous cycle for long-life healthy habits.
Sixty minutes of activity is recommended each day for school-age children, and no more than two hours of watching TV or playing computer games. The more active children are, the more active they will become as physical exercise will go from being a chore to being a pleasure.
To increase your child’s activity, try to:
• Limit the amount of time spent watching television and playing computer games.
• Encourage daily activity, not just exercise, and get the whole family involved.
With this in mind, we would like to remind you that children must bring to school packed snacks and lunches that are healthy and nutritious, so their food intake during the day helps them stay active and engaged in class, and fight that mid-morning and early-afternoon dip of attention and energy.
One way of staying active is by joining our ECA programme that was launched two weeks ago as well as our sports teams. Please see below an update on our sporting season for this past week. Some of our boys have been active!
Nick Jefferson, Head of Primary
Lydie Gonzalès, Head of Secondary