Schools get Sugar Smart!

Schools across North Kensington have been getting up to lots of Sugar Smart fun with Go Golborne!

Back in May children from St Thomas CE Primary focused on sugar as part of their healthy schools week. Children got to grips with the Change4Life Be Food Smart app and investigated the amount of sugar in popular breakfast cereals and drinks. They were surprised to discover that one can of Cola contains 9 sugar cubes – more than it is recommended that children consume in a whole day! Children were also treated to a special Sugar Smart assembly where local musician Alexander D Great performed a new song called ‘Brushing teeth is so important’ to remind children that alongside a Sugar Smart diet we should take care of our teeth by brushing for two minutes twice a day and making regular visits to the dentist. 

On 23rd June Go Golborne and Mytime Active organised a special day of Sugar Smart activities with Barlby Primary. As children arrived at school they were handed Sugar Smart leaflets by pupils dressed as giant toothbrushes, invited to look at a range a sugar themed displays, and sampled a healthy breakfast recipe of fruity oats and yogurt. During the day each class enjoyed a Sugar Smart themed lesson, an assembly, and a special performance from a new superhero called Mr Danger! Mr Danger involved the children in a number of theatrical stunts that he has mastered to help him make Sugar Smart choices, including one that involved him attempting to lift a bag containing the amount of sugar an average child eats in an entire year!    

The fun continued at Bevington Primary in July when Mr Danger paid a visit and got children involved in lots more Sugar Smart antics as part of a week-long schedule of activities the school organised to promote healthy choices. This also included a Sugar Smart scavenger hunt in the playground, Sugar cube relay races, and Zumba fun with the Mytime Active health team. At the end of the week all the children received a water bottle emblazed with the message ‘Love Water, Be Sugar Smart’ to help set them up for a healthy summer.

To find out more about Go Golborne's Sugar Smart campaign and how to get involved contact or call Ellie on 020 7641 6322. 



Sugar Smart hunt

Children enjoying a Sugar Smart scavenger hunt at Bevington Primary


    Mr Danger

Mr Danger takes to the stage!

Sugar Smart Fiona

Sugary drink display at Barlby Primary