Bute primary pupils learn how to live a healthy life

Head teacher Sandra Maitland watches as two St Andrew's Primary pupils try a fruit salad kebab at Thursday's Health Fair.
Head teacher Sandra Maitland watches as two St Andrew's Primary pupils try a fruit salad kebab at Thursday's Health Fair.

Pupils at St Andrew’s Primary in Rothesay enjoyed a morning of health-themed activities at a ‘health fair’ in the school on Thursday.

And ‘healthy living’ didn’t just mean eating the right foods and taking exercise - although those did form part of the morning’s programme, courtesy of a fruit salad bar in one of the school’s classrooms and a tag rugby session led by local police officer Sam Lawrie, who used to work with the Scottish Rugby Union, in the assembly hall.

Pupils also had a visit from two more police officers, Andy Scott and Katie Ferguson, to talk about how to be safe from bullies in school and strangers outside, from dental nurse Fiona Duncan on the importance of keeping your teeth clean, and from local nurses Alice Colman and Sharon Davies, who demonstrated how to put on plaster casts and slings when someone has broken an arm.