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COMMUNITY: Theo visits local infant school to encourage pupils to keep active

1 March 2019

On Wednesday 27 February, 140 Year 1 and Year 2 pupils at Chapel End Infants School enjoyed an assembly about the importance of hydration. Delivered by James Court, Lead Schools Development Coach at Leyton Orient Trust the assembly showed pupils why drinking water is important, especially when taking part in sport.

Afterwards, the pupils and teachers were joined by special guest, Theo, to take part in a Super Movers activity - dancing and following the actions demonstrated on the video. Super Movers is the new partnership between the Premier League and BBC which aims to inspire primary school children to get active.

Janice Chaplin, Head Teacher Chapel End Infants School, said: “It was clearly evident listening to the children after the assembly they understood the importance of drinking water, staying hydrated especially after taking part in physical activities.”

“I really liked how the maths element was included into the Super Movers and the exciting moment when Theo the Leyton Orient mascot joined in the dancing just made the children's day. A wonderful assembly! “

Francesca, pupil, said: “I liked dancing and when Theo came out to dance with us. He made me laugh!”

“We learned that you must drink water as it makes us healthy so that we can play in the playground. If you do not drink water or eat fruits you became tired and angry and you might become ill.”

The visit was part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

To find out more visit: www.leytonorienttrust.org.uk/primaryschools


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