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Comenius—Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Balwearie High School

Comenius

Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds

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Contents Introduction Page3—20 Comenius day overview Page 19 • Healthy minds Page Page 20– 27 • Fitness Page 28– 38 • Healthy Eating Page 39 -46 Evaluating and Conclusions Page 47 Acknowledgement Page 50 Appendix Page 52

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The Comenius Team

Mrs Pointer

Mr Mackenzie

Mr Bruce

Miss Campbell

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What is Comenius

Seaton Burn

Balwearie

Árskóli, Sauðárkrókur,

Højelse Skole

Comenius school partnerships enable pupils, students and staff from across Europe to work together on joint projects.

Balwearie is working with Arskoli (Iceland), Højelse Skole (Denmark) and Seaton Burn (England).

Aims: To develop and share good practice in creating healthy and sustainable lifestyles. Work process: Promoting healthy lifestyles and cultural awareness. In the first year each participating school will plan and create a healthy living manual. A project conference will take place in Iceland at the beginning of Year 2 where partner schools will exchange manuals and trial them at their own school. Expected results: Evaluation of the manuals and feedback. In the process students will learn about the cultures and lifestyles of all participating schools - promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles for all.

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Balwearie High School

Balwearie High School serves the west end of Kirkcaldy, catering for 1750 boys and girls from S1 to S6 including a Department of Additional Support. The school was opened as a Comprehensive in 1972 and is set in spacious grounds. Out with school hours, the school functions as a well-used com-munity centre.

Balwearie provides a well-rounded, well-supported education for each of its pupils. A strong ethos of caring, high standards and celebration of success means that pupils are treated as individuals and encouraged to achieve to the very highest levels.

Pupils are offered a full range of courses from 5-14 in S1/ S2, through Stan-dard Grade to National Qualifications at Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Higher levels. A high staying on rate is reflected in large numbers gaining employment, Further or Higher Education.

Health Promoting Schools

‘Strengthening the health and wellbeing of children and young people’ Health promotion in schools is not just about encouraging children and young people to eat well and to exercise; it encompasses a much broader holistic approach. This approach is called the 'whole school approach', which includes promoting the physical, social, spiritual, mental and emo-tional wellbeing of all pupils and staff.

‘Health promoting School’ is an ongoing government initiative.

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• Fife has a population 350,000 • Fife is known as ‘the home of golf’ • Balwearie High School is situated in a

town called Kirkcaldy. • The population of Kirkcaldy is 48,000. • Kirkcaldy is the home town of Gordon

Brown who is the Prime Minister of Britain.

• Kirkcaldy has long been nicknamed the Lang Toun (Scots for 'long town')

• Raith Rovers is the local football team.

• Fife Flyers is the local Ice Hockey team.

Fife and Kirkcaldy

Fife Kirkcaldy

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Forth bridge– Linking Fife to Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament—Edinburgh

Scotland

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Edinburgh Castle

Scott Monument T in the park—Music festival

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Nessie, who lives in Loch Ness and has been seen on many occasions by tourists and has had her photo taken by so many people. The Blue Men Of The Minch (also known as storm kelpies) live in the stretch of water between Lewis and mainland Scotland, looking for sailors to drown and boats to sink. Edinburgh Ca stle It has been reported that many ghosts are in the castle grounds. Such as a headless drummer who was seen in 1960, a ghostly bag piper and the ghost of a dog who was buried in the pets cemetery in the castle.

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IT’S FIZZY IT’S GINGER IT’S PHENOMENAL! IRN BRU IS A TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH DRINK!

SO IS WHISKY!

HAGGIS NEEPS AND TATTIES(HAGGIS, TURNIP AND POTATO)IS THE MOST TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH MEAL!

THE HIGHLAND GAMES IS A TRAD-TION THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND!

RABBIE BURNS (ROBERT BURNS) IS A FAMOUS SCOTTISH POET. HE WAS BORN ON THE 25TH OF JANUARY 1759, EVERY YEAR WE CELEBRATE HIIS LIFE WITH A TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH MEAL FOLLOWED BY POEMS.

BAGPIPES IS SCOTLAND’S TRADITIONAL IN-STRUMENT!

SHORTBREAD IS ALSO A TRADI-TIONAL FOOD IN SCOTLAND! THE EDINBURGH

TATOO IS A FAMOUS CONCERT HELD EVERY YEAR AT ED-INBURGH CASTLE!

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Stovied Tatties (or Stovies) Stovies are a potato-based dish, designed to use up left over meat and vegetables.

Several onions should be cut into small pieces and fried in a good amount of beef dripping (fat from the cooked meat) in a large pot. Scraps of meat and left-over vegetables (usually carrots and peas) are then added to the fry-ing onions.

Six to eight good sized potatoes are peeled and cut into 3cm (1.5") pieces. Approximately 2.5cm (1") of water is added to the pan containing the fried onion mixture and the potato pieces are added to this, seasoned with salt and then left to simmer until the potatoes are soft. More water is added only if the pan is likely to become dry.

The resulting stovies should have the consistency of mashed potatoes, but the potato pieces should still be detect-able. Modern cooks would add a beef stock cube to the mixture prior to simmering.

Porridge A simple dish, made of boiled oatmeal. It needs to be boiled slowly and stirred continuously with the traditional spirtle - a wooden stick which is about 30cm (or 12") long - to avoid the formation of lumps!

Porridge should be thick and wholesome, not thin like gruel. It has remarkable properties for preventing hunger. Today it is often eaten for breakfast, with the addition of milk, and a small plate keeps you feeling full until lunchtime.

Traditionally crofters in the Highlands of Scotland would make a large pot of porridge at the beginning of the week. Once al-lowed to cool, it would be cut into slices, and the crofter would places a slice in his pocket eack day for lunch.

Porridge must be cooked with salt to obtain the correct flavour. Those eating porridge outside Scotland have been know to cook it without salt and indeed eat it with sugar or even syrup, which is a habit which would turn the stomach of any Scotsman (or Scots-woman).

salmon tends to be smoked, and thinly sliced, served as an entrée.

Scottish Salmon Scottish Foods

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Haggis is made from sheep's offal (or pluck). The windpipe, lungs, heart and liver of the sheep are boiled and then minced. This is mixed with beef suet and lightly toasted oatmeal. This mixture is placed inside the sheep's stomach, which is sewn closed. The resulting haggis is traditionally cooked by further boiling (for up to three hours) although the part-cooked haggis can be cooked in the oven which prevents the risk of bursting and spoiling.

MacSweens also make a vegetarian "haggis", which is actually quite tasty, even though the only ingredient it has in common with the real thing is the oatmeal! For more information on haggis:

Haggis Haggis is perhaps the best known Scottish delicacy, and it is wonderful stuff, with a rich flavour, although those partaking for the first time are often put off when they hear what it is made of...

Short Bread –Recipt

Ingredients: 6oz Plain flour 4oz Soft butter 2oz caster (granulated) sugar 1 oz cornflour (cornstarch)

Method: Mix the butter and sugar together (preferably with a wooden spoon) until it is pale and creamy. Sieve both the flour and the cornflour into the bowl and mix well. Put a small amount of flour on your working surface and place the dough on this. Shake a little flour on top and roll out about quarter inch thick. Prick with a fork and cut into rounds with a cutter or, if you want one large shortbread round, pinch the edges with thumb and finger all round.

Use a palette knife to lift the shortbread onto an oiled baking tray and bake for 25 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 325F/170C/Gas Mark 3. If the biscuits are ready, they will be pale brown and crisp; if not, return to the oven for 5 or 10 minutes. Shake a small amount of caster/granulated sugar on the top of the shortbread immediately after they have been removed from the oven. Use a palette knife to move them to a cooling rack and store in an airtight tin once they are cold.

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Wee, sleekit, cowran, tim'rous beastie, O, what panic's in thy breastie!

Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle!

I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle!

I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union,

An' justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle,

At me, thy poor, earth-born companion, An' fellow-mortal!

I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve; What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!

A daimen-icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request: I'll get a blessin wi' the lave,

An' never miss't!

Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin! It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!

An' naething, now, to big a new ane, O' foggage green!

An' bleak December's winds ensuin, Baith snell an' keen!

Thou saw the fields laid bare an' wast, An' weary Winter comin fast,

An' cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell,

Till crash! the cruel coulter past Out thro' thy cell.

That wee-bit heap o' leaves an' stibble, Has cost thee monie a weary nibble!

Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble, But house or hald.

To thole the Winter's sleety dribble, An' cranreuch cauld!

But Mousie, thou are no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain:

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley,

An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!

Still, thou art blest, compar'd wi' me! The present only toucheth thee: But Och! I backward cast my e'e,

On prospects drear! An' forward, tho' I canna see,

I guess an' fear!

To a Mouse - A Poem by Robert Burns (Written by Burns after he had turned over the nest of a tiny field mouse with his plough. Burns was a farmer and farmers are generally far too busy to be concerned with the health of mice. This poem is another illustration of Robert Burn's tolerance to all creatures and his innate humanity.)

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Kirkcaldy has a main shopping street with many clothes outlets, cafes and shops. This is the Fife Flyers Ice Hockey Team Badge.

Raith Rovers Football Club is Kirkcaldy’s home team. They are currently playing in League 1 in Scotland.

Kirkcaldy is located in East Scotland on the coast of the Firth of Forth.

The Town Hall

Kirkcaldy

Gordon Brown the British Prime Minister was raised in Kirkcaldy

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The Links Market. The Links Market is a funfair that comes to Kirkcaldy every year in April. It comes for a week and it has a wide variety of rollercoaster’s and fun games. The picture below shows the biggest rides which are called the big wheel and the bomber. The big wheel is a wheel with carriages and goes fairly slow, whereas the Bomber is the highest and fastest ride!

Here are other pictures of rides which are at the links market.

The Waltzers! Twister!

The Dodgems! The Caterpillar!

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Our Lifestyle In Kirkcaldy teenagers like to go outside with their friends and have a good laugh. We also like to go to the park, play sports like football, rugby, tennis etc. We also like to go shopping in the local shopping cen-tre and high street where there are lots of shops. There is also a cin-ema, bowling alley, crazy golf course, gym, bingo and lots of nice res-taurants at a near by town called Dunfermline. If it’s raining we like go-ing on our computer or laptop on bebo, msn or facebook. We also like playing our Playstation, Wii, X-box 360 and our handheld devices like the Nintendo DS, PSP and Gameboys. Most teenagers have a phone and spend a lot of their spare time texting or calling their friends! We also love spending lots of time listening to music on our i-Pod’s. In Kirkcaldy we have a big swimming pool in the town centre. Lots of us like going up to the Beveridge Park. At the park you can go to the skate park, the play park, the pond, on the boats, play rugby or football on the fields. We also enjoy going down to the beach with our friends. We like going in the freezing cold sea and sunbathing on the sand only when its (rarely) nice!

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Puffins An unmistakable seabird with its black back and white underparts and distinctive black head with large pale cheeks and a tall, flattened, brightly-coloured beak. Its comical appearance is heightened by its red and black eye markings and bright orange legs. This clown among seabirds is one of the world's favourite birds. They like to eat fish, especially sand eels. Highland Cows There is no doubting the fact with their stocky appearance, pointy big horns and eyes that peep out through long shaggy fringes, Highland cows win hearts and are favourites amongst ani-mal lovers around the World. Highland cows were born and bred to deal with the extreme weather conditions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland making them the hardiest breed of cattle in the world today. Scottish Deer Deer in Scotland are not owned by anyone. They are a natural asset, an integral part of the countryside, and their presence can influence the environment around them.

Scottish Wildlife

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Section 2 Comenius Day—Overview 1st May 2009 On Comenius day the pupils in S1 and S2 participated in an educational and fun-packed day. The day was split into 3 sections and they were - • Healthy Eating • Fitness • Wellbeing The event was organised and presented by Pupils, Staff, NHS Nurses, Chefs and people from the local community. We all worked together in making it a great day. The usual school timetable was altered into 6 Comenius workshops each lasting 50 minutes. Over 600 S1 and S2 pupils took part in the events. These events were also attended by staff. The outcomes of the day have been shared with all pupils and staff in Bal-wearie High school. This day has also been recognised as a great success by the local Council.

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This section of the Comenius day was run in the style of work-shops. It focused on four different areas of psychological health. Stress Self Harm Self Esteem Relaxation The following pages will show what we did on Comenius day and the days that followed.

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Stress-Introduction This area of the Healthy Minds section on Comenius day was all about Stress. We ran a workshop which was shown to all of 1st and 2nd year pupils which was all about stress. Our workshop aims were to: • Explain the definition of stress. • The causes of stress . • The symptoms that can emerge from long periods of stress. • Give an understanding of how stress can affect us physically and mentally.

Stress-Definition During this section we explained to everyone the definition of stress. We devised a short paragraph to underline our meaning. We hear about stress all the time. At home, at school and even on TV. People sing about stress, it’s a natural part of our human lives. Stress is not all bad. There is “good” stress and “bad” stress. “Good” being that feeling that helps you get things done like a deadline for schoolwork. “Bad” taking the form of serious things like bullying, bereavements and divorce. Stress is there whether we like it or not but it is our job to define the good from the bad and control it as best we can.

Stress-Causes Stress can be started by a large number of things. During our workshop we high-lighted some of the reasons why people get stressed out by splitting the class into groups and giving them each a set of “stress cards”. They then had to sort these cards into the most and least stressful causes. These included, School Growing up Divorce Bereavements Public Speaking Peer Pressure These were seen as the biggest stressers while things like holidays and money were generally thought of as not too stressful. All of the classes seemed to think that the stressers related to home, family and school were more stressful than sports competitions and performances.

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Stress-Symptoms There are many symptoms that can arise from being exposed to frequent and long periods of stress. These symptoms can be both physical and mental. They can also range from minor differences in your mood, to serious ailments including self harm and eating disorders. For this part of the workshop we handed out more “stress cards”. These had some symptoms of stress on them and this time the groups had to sort them into the most and least serious symptoms. These included mental problems such as: Anger Aggression Depression Losing sense of humour Bottling things up.

And physical problems such as: Anxiety Increased heart rate and/or blood pressure Sleeplessness Sweating Sickness/dizziness Lack of appetite Tense muscles From these symptoms we can see that our bodies let us know in a number of ways when we are stressed, both mentally and physically. Some of these changes can happen without you noticing and we should pay attention to ourselves and ask a parent or friend if they have noticed any change in our behaviour. This simple method can really help to win the war against stress related problems.

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Stress-Summary By reading this Stress section of our Comenius Manual you can learn how we all feel and behave towards physical and mental stress, what can cause us to become stressed and how to find good ways of coping with stress as well as improving our emotional and physical wellbeing. It’s all about recognising when we are stressed and how we can deal with it in a productive and positive way.

Remember, everyone is an individual. Be kind to yourself, take care of you.

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Self - Harm Self –harm is a deliberate injury inflicted by a person upon their body without the suicidal intent. The self-harm workshop is to raze awareness of what self-harm actu-ally is and so that people know where to seize help. The first task that we did on Comenius day was all about the typical behaviours of self-harm. So we gave the pupils of Balwearie High School a set of the most common typical behaviours cards. And what all the cards and then put them into a line of the most serious at the top and the least serious at the bottom. Then we discussed what all the groups had. The next task that we did was all about the reasons why people self-harm. So we gave them another set of cards with the reasons. And they needed to put them into these 3 groups : *professional help *friends and family *teacher - guidance and teacher Then we discussed what all the groups had done!

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Self Esteem The workshop self Esteem raised awareness about self confidence and gave tips that would help you be more confident. In the event the presenter talked to people about what they thought self-Esteem was. (self-esteem is a way a person feels about themselves. A person with high/positive self-esteem generally feels good about them-selves and feels they have a lot to offer). Everyone in the group joined in on the discussion and answered. After this discussion, we started playing with the “Self-Esteem” ball, which had different statements on it. This was where everyone was in a circle and we through the ball to each other. When someone caught the ball, where ever their left thumb landed, they read out the statement. For example “the colour …………. Looks good on me” and they had to put a colour in the blank space. We all had a turn!

Then we did the Self-Esteem jug. This was a jug that we each put a statement in. It was nice hearing people saying nice things about them selves. Once the jug was full we read out some of the statements and hoped that when they were saying negative things about themselves. They Remembered the good things they said previously. And helped people to think more positively about themselves

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Comenius Healthy Minds – Relaxation

Relaxation plays a vital part in having a healthy mind. Our aim of the relaxation workshop was to raise awareness about relaxation, to discuss relaxation techniques and to explain how important relaxation is and how it can help.

What is relaxation? When this question was asked many of the participants answered with techniques but there are also many other definitions of relaxation. One of these being, rest: freedom from work, strain or responsibility. People enjoy listening to music, taking hot baths and sometimes just reading. People all over the world relax in their own different ways because relaxation is anything that makes you forget about your troubles and feel happy.

How to Relax. The first activity was to involve the pupils in a first hand try at relaxing. Soft music from a relaxation C.D was playing in the background and the pupils lay in a space on the ground. We read through a small passage about breathing techniques and how important it is to use your lungs fully, then through a relaxation script which most of the pupils enjoyed. After the script was read the pupils had a minute to just listen to the soft music. The scripts and most other techniques are developed to help us cope with stress, worry and anxiety. For the second and final activity in the workshop was to ask the pupils how they personally relaxed. Some people found the task easy and others didn't. It may seem simple but many people don't actually now how they relax. Once everyone had thought of how they relaxed they wrote down their technique and the cards were used in a display in the school.

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Relaxation Summary

There are many common ways that people relax and only a few of these are listen-ing to music, reading, sleeping, sitting on a beach or playing with a pet. All relaxa-tion techniques follow the same simple framework which is to temporarily distract or change the way we think about stress. It is important to remember that relaxation can help you. We highlighted that relaxation doesn't just reduce stress levels but improves overall health. Burying yourself in work and not giving yourself enough alone time can damage your health. It is important to take at least ten minutes a day to unwind in your own personal way. Whichever relaxation method you use whether it is an hour long yoga class or a simple ten minute exercise you benefit in many ways such as you feel better on the inside and on the out.

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Fitness -Aerobics • This event was ran by S5/6 pupils who have a real interest in Aero-

bics. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercises with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It was performed to music and was practiced in a group setting led by an pupil instructor, The various routines comprised of a number of different dance-like exer-cises. Pupils Evaluation “I enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities throughout the day. The best topic was Aerobics. This was the first time that I took part in Aerobics and I hope to take part in it again.” Megan McNicol 1P1

Fitness-Dance • This event was ran by S5/6 pupils who have a real interest in Dance. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part Pupils Evaluation “ We made up a dance to Indian and African music. There were 4 groups that planned and performed a dance in the style of the music. I enjoyed this activity and felt the senior co-ordinators were really help-ful.” Hannah Corbett 2T2

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Fitness-Table Tennis • This event was ran by staff. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part

Co-ordinators Evaluation - Mr Bruce Q1 What did the pupil get out of your event? • Good exercise using traditional table tennis and using IT like the Nintendo wii • Good fun Q2 Do you feel pupils are aware of healthy lifestyles after Comenius? • Not only the pupil. I feel the whole school benefitted form a event that highlight

good health is not just about eating well. Q3 Are they any new healthy activates that should be considered in future? • Yes– I would like to see climbing and cycling involved in future. They day went

well and I hope it becomes a regular event in Balwearie. Pupil Evaluation “I played both the table tennis and the Nintendo wii during this activity. I loved using the Wii. During the Table Tennis I played against different pupils in S1 and S2. I enjoyed the Comenius day” Rhys Collins

During the table tennis session the class got split in two. Half of the class went for a workout using the Nintendo Wii Tennis. It was great

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Fitness– Football • This event was ran by S5/6 pupils and staff who have a real interest

in Football. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part . Pupils Evaluation “ I took part in the football on Comenius day. We played a seven-a-side tournament . I enjoyed the football and Comenius day. I hope we can do it again next year.” Ryan Currie 2T1

Fitness– Basketball • This event was ran by S5/6 pupils and staff who have a real interest

in Basketball. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part Pupils Evaluation “The Basketball was cool. I had Mr Thomson on my team. There were four teams involve in a mini tournament. We ended the activity with a shoot out. Trying to score from various dis-tances.” Dylan Patterson 2R2 “Basketball was very good. It was my favourite as you got to play against classmates.” Jordan Boyle 2T1

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Fitness–Cross-Country Run/walk • This event was ran by Staff. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part • It was held in the Beveridge Park Pupils Evaluation “I took part in cross-country at the ‘Beveridge park’ . I choose run against the clock - it took me 12 minutes for one lap. I enjoyed this event as I had friend who ran with me.” Shona Doig 1R1 “ I timed myself at running round the Beveridge park that is out with the school grounds. It took me 10 minutes. I enjoyed this event as I could run against class mates.” Alastair More 1P3

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Fitness– Badminton • This event was ran by S5/6 pupils and staff who have a real interest

in Badminton. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part Pupils Evaluation “This event was fun. I played singles against other S1’ pupils usually not in my class. I enjoy this sport as it is similar to tennis” James Whitehead 1P3

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Fitness– Netball The Activity Content The netball session consisted of an introduction to the sport as well as playing in the different positions, and learning how everyone plays their part in a team. Everyone taking part was given a choice as to what they wanted to contribute to the team. The teacher’s both played with the pupils and instructed them. From the activity the pupils got a basic knowledge of Netball and how to work as a team. Pupils Evaluation “We got split into teams and went straight into competitive matches, I really enjoyed this event” Nicola Kinsey 1P1 “I enjoyed the Netball as it is my favorite sport. I get on well with Miss Wallace (Coach/Coordinator) who takes the school team-She is a top Scot-tish coach” Robyn Farquhar 1R1 “I really enjoyed the day and the Netball. The main reason I liked the Netball was that I got to play against friends that usually don’t play this sport.” Sarah Drummond 2T1

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Fitness– Hockey The Activity Content ·This session included games and coaching. The participants warmed up, tried hockey techniques and had a final game to end the gathering. From the activity the pupils got a basic knowledge of Hockey but also learned about the importance of exercise. Co-ordinators Evaluation—Mr Lothian Q1 What did the pupil get out of your event? • Participation in games • Individual practice of skills • Fun and enjoyment • A level of exercise that was suitable to them—they could work as hard as they

liked. Q2 Do you feel pupils are ore aware of healthy lifestyles after Comenius? Yes– Not just as a result of taking part in sporting activates like hockey but the bal-ance of day event was just right –very informative! Q3 Are they any new healthy activates that should be considered in future? Yoga, palates, tai Chi—relaxation Golf and outdoor activates like climbing/orienteering would be great. Pupils Evaluation “it was really good and exciting. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed it. The boys were competitive but us girls tried our hardest to beat them. It was good sportsmanship”. Claire Mackie 2R2

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Fitness– Fitness room The Activity Content • This event was ran by Staff. • Each session lasted for around 50 minutes. • Each Session had 25 pupils taking part • Pupils learned how to use the GYM equipment Co-ordinators Evaluation Miss Wheatley Interview – Fitness Room What did the pupils get out of the event? I think they really enjoyed it. Other than that sessions were short and pupils were active for the entire time. We didn’t exactly have to ask them! Do you feel pupils are more aware of healthy lifestyles after comenius? It may have made them a little more aware of what is required from them to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Are there any new healthy activities that should be considered in future? I think we offer a fairly wide range of activities considering the facilities we have to offer. Things like body combat, Pilates and that kind of thing we might have diffi-culty with working areas! Pupils Evaluation “We were placed in 2 teams. Each team counted the distance they man-aged to cover using a treadmill, rowing machine, stepper and bikes. It was good fun and I enjoyed the day” Mallory Martin 2T2 “I enjoyed using the fitness room. It was good fun learning how to use all the fitness equipment.” Stuart Donn 2T3

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Comenius-Healthy Eating This section of Comenius day was set out into 5 workshops. • Calamity Kitchen • Junkfood Roadshow • Healthy Snacks • Soup Kitchen • Smoothies The following pages will tell you all about these workshops. Comenius day was a great success and all the pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed it. We will also include pictures, quotes and what we are planning to do in the future.

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Healthy Eating - Junkfood Roadshow The Activity Content The junk food road show was a workshop showing certain groups of Bal-wearie High School how the population of Scotland are consuming to much fat and salt in our daily lifestyles and diet. ] Outcomes Pupils Evaluation The chef that came in showed us how much fat, salt and even sugar is put into our normal packed hamburger, and how much it is affecting our health. The chef also showed the groups of 12 and 13 year olds how to make a healthy pizza out of ciabatta bread and assorted vegetables. “ Amy Devine “The amount of salt in our diet is alarming and too much of it can cause diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. A lot of new things were learnt about what was actually in our food and it has helped other people understand the consequences of having to much fat, salt or sugar in our diet.” Louise Clarke

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Fruit Smoothies.

Our Fruit smoothies workshop took place in one of the Home eco-nomics class rooms. There were various different types of smoothies that Mrs Telfer and Amy Arnott who works in the Zumo smoothies a stall on the high street in Kirkcaldy. They made them in front of a 25 – 30 pupils. They included a various amount of fruit including strawber-ries, kiwi, mango, pineapple with a lot more .They also put in some fro-zen yogurt and honey to sweeten the taste. Here is a recipe for a …….. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe • 3/4 bag frozen unsweetened whole strawberries • 4 cups Dole pineapple juice • 1 cup orange juice (fresh-squeezed or Tropicana Pure Premium • recommended) • 1 1/2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt, frozen Put all ingredients into blender. Blend well, stopping to stir when nec-essary, until smoothie consistency is reached! All pupils thought the smoothie was delicious and were keen to make the drink at home.

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Fruit Smoothies! What did the pupils get out of the event ?

More knowledge of exotic fruits. Benefits of eating more fruit aiming for 5 a day Benefits of making smoothies at home are that it is free from addi-

tives, preservatives, artificial colours. Chance for pupils to taste new smoothie flavours. Do you feel pupils are more aware of being healthy and comen-ius?

Positive feedback There are a lot of good places now that you can have healthy

foods like the school café and local shops Healthy options must be available in a school café local shop

and burger van! Are there any new healthy activates that should be considered in the future?

Salad bar buffet Sandwich ordering service.

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Healthy Eating - Healthy Snacks The Activity Content Healthy Snacks was a workshop held on Comenius day. Ms Zaidan held this workshop and she showed us how to make healthy snacks. One of the snacks Ms Zaidan showed us to make was healthy pizza made on a baking baguette with tomato, cheese and with vegetable toppings. Other things Ms Zaidan made was a healthy couscous salad and potato wedges. All Pupils were surprised how easy and fun it was to make healthy food, everyone agreed that it Co-ordinators Evaluation What did the pupils get out of this event? I think they enjoyed the event both learning how to make the snacks and tasting them. Many pupils took the recipes away to make them at home. Do you feel that pupils are more aware of being healthy from Comenius? Yes. Comenius reinforced what is learned in Home Economics and what is seen in the Café. Are there any new activities that should be considered in the fu-ture? It would be a good idea to run the event every year for S1 and S2. It may be possi-ble to consider events for senior pupils to reinforce the messages in healthy eating. Ms Zaidan’s evaluation on Healthy Eating. Pupils Evaluation “ I enjoyed making the healthy snacks and found out how to make quick, easy and healthy snack” Grace MacGregor 2K3

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Healthy Eating - Soup Kitchen Soup Kitchen was a workshop to show pupils how easy it was to make healthy food. A demonstration from a volunteer showed pupils how to make vegetable soup whilst talking to pupils about the different categories of food and what is the limit for an average teenager to eat a day. The pupils asked questions and learned healthy tips to keep them on track for a healthy diet! The pupils then got to taste the soup and fill out the evaluation. The overall result was great!

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Healthy Eating - Calamity Kitchen Calamity Kitchen was a workshop designed to show pupils the calam-ity you could find in a kitchen. This allowed pupils to come up to our magnetic calamity kitchen and place magnets depending on the ca-lamity and the corresponding category. The 4 categories or 4 C were : Chilling Cross Contamination Cleaning Cooking We and many different calamities ranging from cats work surfaces to defrosting peas. This encouraged pupil to be more aware of calamities in their own kitchen!

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Evaluation Of Healthy Eating

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Did you enjoy the workshops that you were given?

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Are you more aware of un-healthy food?

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Has your diet improved?

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Would you recommend taking part in a Comenius workshop to a friend?

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Top Tips To Staying Healthy

1. Eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day 2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day 3. Do not to add salt to your meals 4. Try to not eat processed food 5. Try to do 60mins of exercise per day 6. Do activities you enjoy 7. Do activities throughout the day e.g. walking to school 8. Stay organised and up to date with homework and meetings 9. A healthy mind is a healthy you 10. Treat yourself well!

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Acknowledgements Pupils Healthy Eating Amy Devine, Sandy Coull, Louise Clarke, Hannah Corbet, Grace MacGregor, Stevie Fong, Sean Sirur, Chloe Lamden, Jamie Cook, Chloe Lamden and James Lyon Healthy Minds Libby Gavin, Courtney Hannington, Sophie Gartshore, Jack Hors-burgh, Nile Paton, Sophie Paton and Maryanne Orr. Fitness Jamie Ferguson, Emma Slavin, Stewart Allan, Emily Sheerins, Gregor Rodger, Rebecca Laidlaw, Stephanie Green

Staff Healthy Eating A Mackenzie, Z Pointer, Healthy Minds F Campbell, T Mitchell,

Fitness C Bruce, G Mclaren, T Soltez, R Kennedy, J Hand, J Houston, L Erskine, J More, C Wylie, A Burnett, A Lownie, N Malcolm, K Currie, W Thomson. M Dalgarno, K Mackenzie, I MacDonald, M Wheatly, M Gregor, A Lindsay, S Philips, R Kennedy, S Chalmers, J Lothian, J Murdoch, G Beattie,

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Fitness

Well-Being

Healthy Eating

Date: Friday 1st May All S1 and S2

Activities/Sessions include: Fitness- Table Tennis, Hockey, Dance, Badminton and

Netball. Well Being-Self Esteem, Relaxation and Healthy Minds Healthy Eating– Fruit Smoothies, Soup Kitchen and Junk Food and Road show Plus Many More

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