Schools stage healthy living festival

Healthy Angus Learning Festival.
Healthy Angus Learning Festival.

From growing their own veg, to tackling bullying, Angus schools are coming up with innovative and exciting ways to promote health and well-being.

The fantastic work being done in the county will be showcased at a Healthy Angus Learning Festival in Forfar this Tuesday (September 23).

Local people are invited along to the event which will feature stalls, drama, home-grown food, a non-alcoholic cocktail bar and lots more.

Pioneering projects which will be featured include Thrive, a partnership with Barnardo’s supporting families where a parent is on remand or serving a prison sentence; and the Blast Programme which is making a difference to the learning and confidence of young children.

Pupils, parents, teachers and partners will also be on hand to discuss what they have experienced, give out information, demonstrate learning and also present what they have enjoyed doing.

The drop in event at the Reid Hall is open to everyone, and runs from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Councillor Sheena Welsh, Angus Council’s Children and Learning convener, said: “We have an abundance of excellent, creative and innovative work going on in and around our schools which enriches and inspires our children and young people to be the best that they can.

“These unique and exciting experiences are best highlighted within the context of what the children and young people experience on a day to day basis around health and well-being.

“This festival gives those involved the chance to share this wonderful work with the community, and I hope that the local people will take this unique opportunity to come along and be inspired.”