Last week (Friday 22 May) saw the launch of Go Golborne, a new local campaign that aims to help children make healthy lifestyle choices wherever they ‘live, learn and play’.
To mark the occasion Councillor Mary Weale, Cabinet Member for Public Health, was joined by local ward councillor, Pat Mason, in a ‘school dash’ around four schools in the Golborne area where both councillors joined in with various healthy activities in each school.
Starting at Bevington School to award a Healthy Schools Silver Award, the Councillors then dashed between St Charles Catholic Primary School; Barlby Primary School and finished at St Thomas’ Church of England School for a special healthy eating assembly.
Speaking after the ‘school dash’ Cllr Mary Weale said: “I’m delighted to see how enthusiastic the children are. Go Golborne is a great opportunity to help children and parents find out more about the small changes we can all make to lead healthier lives. Judging by the excitement at the schools we went to today, I’m sure the next three years will provide lots of great opportunities to help children eat well, keep active and feel good.”
Cllr Pat Mason added: “Go Golborne showcases the great work taking place across schools and other local services help children and their families to lead healthy lifestyles. With so many different local agencies supporting the campaign it provides a chance to make a real difference to the health of the local community.”
Next week (Monday 25 May) local agencies in and around Golborne will come together to host lots of fun activities for children and families. Juggling and stilt walking in Little Wormwood Scrubs and Emslie Hornimans Pleasance, African dancing in Kensal library and healthy cooking classes in the Venture Centre’s adventure playground are just a few of the activities and events that will introduce Go Golborne to everyone.
For more information about whats going on, visit http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/gogolborne (currently being hosted on the City Living, Local Life website!)