Schools Wellbeing Activity Programme in Leeds
Supporting young people to improve their overall wellbeing in Leeds.
Introducing swap: swap is a nationwide Nuffield Health initiative which aims to reach 50,000 school-aged young people by 2020, sharing the expertise of our staff members with the local community.
As a trading charity, Nuffield Health is proactively responding to the key health issues facing young people today. Our programme is free, making it accessible to all and enabling us to help schools incorporate further health and wellbeing lessons into their timetable.
The team at Leeds Hospital and Leeds Fitness and Wellbeing Gym attended their first session at the Leeds City Academy this month. This was a huge success, with pupils attending as part of their Trust Student Leadership Group.
The pupils ranged from Year 8-11, and engaged fully with the teaching focussed on healthy nutrition and physical activity, contributing some excellent discussions particularly focussing on sugar consumption and exercise recommendations for children aged 11+.
The session aimed to improve pupils understanding of healthy lifestyles, as well as to gauge which other topics would be interesting and useful for future visits to different school sites within the Academy group across Leeds.
The swap team are very excited moving forward with the programme in the New Year following the positive feedback from the students and the success of our first session:
‘Loved it!’ Year 11 student
‘I think it was good because most people don’t think about what they eat’ Year 8 student
‘The information on sugar content really helped me’ Year 11 student