Keeping healthy

Pupils at Bell Lane primary are having a 'Walk to School' event to promote healthy lifestyles based on a medieval theme.'back left - Sally-Ann Burley, Alex Turner-Beach, Niamh Thorpe, Connor Treherne'middle left - Ben Griffin, Lucy Johnson, Lloyd Crewe'front left - Joshua Rimmer, Sam Lawrance, Jacob Varley
Pupils at Bell Lane primary are having a 'Walk to School' event to promote healthy lifestyles based on a medieval theme.'back left - Sally-Ann Burley, Alex Turner-Beach, Niamh Thorpe, Connor Treherne'middle left - Ben Griffin, Lucy Johnson, Lloyd Crewe'front left - Joshua Rimmer, Sam Lawrance, Jacob Varley

MEDIEVAL methods have been used by a school to encourage pupils to walk to classes and promote healthier lifestyles.

Pupils at Bell Lane Primary School, Ackworth, dressed head-to-toe in medieval costume as they marched to school last week.

They were then treated to a Middle Ages cooking workshop where students whipped up an olden days feast.

Kay Reid, school secretary and leader of the school’s breakfast club, said: “It went absolutely brilliantly, we had a really good turn out and the children really enjoyed it.

“Quite a lot of our pupils live locally and parents drop them off in cars so we’re encouraging people to leave their cars at home.”

The school holds regular themed walks throughout the year in conjunction with Wakefield Council.