Monday, April 16, 2012

Wheels & Breakfast

Many thanks to all those who helped out with our Wheels and Breakfast morning last week of term. Whether you came along on the walk/ride with us or stayed back and helped prepare the wonderful breakfast, your efforts were much appreciated.

Over the term bike riding has been a huge focal point for many of the children with several smaller biking excursions taking place. On the last Wednesday of term all the children were invited to bring their bikes or scooters for a ride along the railway reserve. And for those that did not have either there was the option of walking and some fun games out on the Broadgreen playing fields. Then once we all met up on the field, bikers and walkers, it was back to Kindergarten for a scrummy, healthy breakfast of toast and fresh fruit, also joined by our school friends from Room 12. As part of the process of renewing our Healthy Heart award, we  regularly talk to children about "everyday foods", "occasional" or "treat foods", and the importance of having breakfast. Sharing breakfast was another great opportunity for children to experience healthy food choices in action.

At Nayland we believe in children being physically active, with lots of opportunity for new challenges. Bike riding has certainly provided lots of active exploration, new challenges and learning for many children. And to make it more accessible to more of our children we have purchased three new bike helmets and two new running bikes are on order, thanks to the generous anonymous donation from someone in our local community. Let's get biking again next term!