Healthy lifestyles on the menu at Stamford Hill primary school

PUBLISHED: 13:30 25 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 April 2016

Children learn first aid at the healthy lifestyle day

Children learn first aid at the healthy lifestyle day


A primary school has obesity in its sights with a project aiming to inspire children, staff and parents to live healthier lifestyles.

Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus and head Jackie BenjaminArsenal mascot Gunnersaurus and head Jackie Benjamin

Tyssen Community Primary School in Oldhill Street, Stamford Hill, has launched an initiative featuring morning workouts, first aid courses, cycling sessions and healthy lunch workshops.

The project was launched at the school on Wednesday, when a host of organisations set up stall in the playground to raise awareness of their work.

School activities partner Michelle Amooty said: “The event was excellent and really well attended, with people from all over the borough attending. The Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus went down a storm with the children and adults alike.

“We had over 80 parents sign up for health services on the day.”

The project is run with ex-professional footballer Wale Ojelabi, in partnership with Nike.

The school is also looking at working long term with Public Health England and Change4Life.

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