Keir – Health

This year Keir are responsible of Health. We have been learning about Food Miles, healthy games, healthy recipes and lots more.
We now have house mornings as well as still having house meetings.

High Visibility Day
In October we decided to have a High Visibility Day as the clocks had changed and it was getting darker. We had an assembly about it and everyone came dressed in the brightest clothes they could find. Eric came in to talk to us about his job (a lollypop man) and how he keeps us safe in the dark. Mrs Currie came wearing her normal winter clothes: Dark jeans, Dark purple jacket and black boots and Eric came in his normal winter clothes: A high visibility suit. We turned off the lights and took a photo of Mrs Currie and Eric and the clothes that Mrs Currie was wearing made her hardly visible at all! The school have learnt a lesson about this topic and now know a lot more than they did.

Carbon Footprint/Food miles
Emily came in from Carbon Neutral Stirling. She came in to talk to us about Carbon Footprint and Food Miles. Emily came in with a big foot to show us how many carbon missions we were using. The foot was split into different sections about different topics and we found out fabulous facts like you could have 5 showers for the same amount of water as 1 bath! For Food Miles we did pizza food miles and how many food miles it would take for one local pizza to travel here and one from abroad.

Hats for Haiti
Hats for Haiti was a huge success! Everyone came to school with hats on, and brought no much less than a minimum of £1 with them but instead of bringing in just the one pound, everyone took in as much as they could and we made an amazing £514.75! All the money went to Mary’s Meals which is a Scottish Charity and they were very grateful for the money! There is also a Mary’s Meals website which we looked at and aswell as all that, we had an assembly about it too. 

Memorable Mile
The health committee went down to the Hydro grounds to set up the memorable mile track. Then the rest of the school came down and we took a few photos, after that we then began running the mile. The first person round the track was Jamie and the second was Louise. Then the prizes were announced. The health committee knew about two of them but only Mrs Currie knew about the 3rd. The first was for the best costume and that was Holly as a fairy princess. The second was for the best use of the sport relief socks we were selling and that went to Kirsty for attaching as many socks as she could find onto her clothes, and the mystery prize was to find out who had the best smile and that went to Charles as he had the best smile going round the course.

By Alice and Catriona