Primary School children across Preston were treated to a healthy eating and lifestyle workshop by Preston North End recently who hosted the day as part of the club’s EFL Day Of Action.
The annual national day of action saw clubs from across the English Football League demonstrate the power of football in changing young people’s lives, and North End’s event gave primary school children from partner schools who already take part in the club’s PL Primary Stars H.E.LP (Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme) enjoy a carousel of engaging workshops.
Each workshop used an array of sporting examples to educate and promote healthy living as children identified different types of food and make healthy swaps with an aim to use the power of sport to create healthier and positive futures for children in the Preston area.
Helping North End in its quest to dump the junk food for its healthier alternative were first team players Daniel Johnson and Callum Robinson who got involved in the various workshops before taking part in a question and answer session between pupils.
“It’s been really good and it’s good to see the kids taking these ideas on board because it’s important and I’m just happy these kids are getting taught well,” said Johnson after addressing the participants who came from Sherwood Primary, St Andrew’s Primary, St Aidan’s Primary and Lea Endowed Primary School.
Robinson added: “I think it’s really good for their education, obviously it’s key that they eat the right food and drink the right fluids. Some of them were very intelligent and were very educated on it before they even came and we’ve really enjoyed being here today.”
To find out more about PNE's school provision which includes its H.E.LP initiative, click here.