Healthy prize for kids

LCC Chairman, County Councillor Roper,with pupils from Pilling St John's CE Primary School and Headteacher Mrs Tate
LCC Chairman, County Councillor Roper,with pupils from Pilling St John's CE Primary School and Headteacher Mrs Tate

WHEN it comes to keeping the doctor away children at one Pilling school have the winning medicine.

Pilling St John’s CE Primary School have just received an award in recognition of their healthy activities.

Pupils were presented with a first prize trophy in the Lancashire County Council Chairman’s Challenge after staging a mini family marathon at school, covering 210 laps of the school football field.

LCC chairman County Coun Geoffrey Roper visited the school to give the winners their prize after beating 23 Lancashire schools in the annual event, organised by the Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme. It aims to get pupils thinking about being healthy and safe.

The school were also awarded £1000 for their activities and have put some towards buying new bark for the running track.

Headteacher Pauline Tate said: “It was a fantastic experience for the children. They enjoyed organising the project .

“They were over the moon when their hard work earned them such a great prize!”