ISS has teamed up with children’s sports group, Learn Play Grow, during the Wimbledon tennis tournament to deliver a healthy living roadshow.
The initiative is designed to get children across the country moving, socialising and learning about healthy eating and living.
The programme was devised by Learn Play Grow founder, Nino Severino and is supported with health messages from ISS’ nutrition team. It focuses on eating well, keeping active, building confidence and developing social skills.
Children across the country will benefit from the initiative. The roadshow kicked off on 22nd June and will take in 12 schools in Barnet, Southwark, Lambeth, Redbridge, Essex, Berkshire, Wakefield and York, before finishing in Barnsley on 17th July.
“It’s fantastic to see all the work and development behind the ISS and Learn, Play, Grow collaboration coming to fruition with the start of this nationwide road trip!” said Severino.
The first roadshow involved 60 Year 1 pupils from Wildridings Primary School in Bracknell enjoy a series of games created to help develop their coordination and teamwork skills, which also tied in healthy eating and lifestyle messages.
Steve Kemp, divisional director of ISS Facility Services Education, said: “As well as serving healthy school lunches, we hope to help schools educate children on what they are eating through food education programmes such as healthy eating assemblies, cookery skills sessions and gardening workshops. The addition of the Learn Play Grow programme to these events means that we can continue to evolve the way we support schools and help them to nurture happy, healthy children and communities in as many ways as possible. It’s really great to hear that so many of the children enjoyed the days we’ve had so far and I look forward to introducing the programme to more schools over the coming months.”