Pupils eat great and feel great

THESE pupils will be feeling great after winning prizes in our Eat Great, Feel Great competition!

The Wigan Observer teamed up with Tesco Extra, Wigan, to encourage children to eat great, feel great, and win some fantastic prizes for their school or nursery if they collected tokens in our papers.

Standish St Wilfrid's Primary School - runners-up with some of their prizes

Standish St Wilfrid's Primary School - runners-up with some of their prizes

And the winner was St Mark’s Primary School in Newtown, which received £1,000 and a fantastic session with the Junior Chefs’ Academy.

Karen Long, eco-leader at the school, said: “Our pupils grow vegetables outside and so children see the whole process of the health cycle.

“This encourages healthy eating and allows youngsters to make their own food. We are over the moon that we have won.

“Parents and children have been very supportive in collecting vouchers.”

The runner-up was St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Standish, which has received £500 and sports equipment, including footballs, skipping ropes and cricket bats.

Stuart Colothan, assistant headteacher, said: “We are thrilled to have won, Everyone has really embraced it and it has got the children talking about healthy eating and lifestyles.

“It is all about focusing on eating habits and making healthy choices.”

Neil Russman, Tesco manager, said: “On behalf of all the staff at the Tesco extra store in Wigan, we would like to congratulate the two schools and thank them and all the others for taking part in the promotion.

“We hope that the pupils who received gardening kits enjoy seeing the fruits or flowers of their labour and that the winning school enjoy its prizes of a cookery demonstration and sports equipment.

“Most of all we hope that the children have enjoyed collecting the tokens and learning about leading a healthy lifestyle. We have been proud to be part of this fun and educational project.”