As part of the yearly school calendar, the PSCD, Art, Music and PE teachers at Zabbar Primary B organised a week-long Healthfest in May with the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils.

As a run up to the event, the PSCD sessions focused on the benefits of physical exercise, nutritious diet, good sleeping patterns, clean air, personal hygiene and responsible use of medicine. We stressed the importance of eating well, especially the consumption of fruit and vegetables. These lessons were followed by discussions on drug and alcohol abuse, the negative effects of smoking and gambling.

The children were also asked to come up with different charts which were displayed around the school premises as an exhibition to coincide with the Healthfest. Each year group was given a topic focusing on healthy lifestyles, such as healthy eating, the benefits of physical exercise and the positivity of living away from illegal and dangerous substances.

These PSCD lessons and activities led to the Healthfest week. The pupils participated in PE, Music and Art sessions in the school yard. As part of the PE session, the pupils took part in fun games and activities including water games, football and races using the equipment available at school.

Special thanks to all the peripatetic teachers at school!