West End Kindergarten families and friends had a fun time at their recent 5+ A Day ECE Challenge wheel-a-thon. The challenge is a nationally run campaign, encouraging young children to add an extra serving of fresh fruit and vegetables to their day.
The two-hour wheel-a-thon saw a number of decorated bikes, trikes, scooters and karts zipping around Kartsport’s track in Longburn. As well as teaching children the importance of eating healthy food, the event raised funds for the kindergarten’s produce gardens.
The kindergarten teachers say the term-long challenge has provided great learning opportunities on healthy habits, healthy eating and exercise. The children have become more conscious about what’s in their lunchbox, and what is good for fuelling their bodies ‘just like a car’. During the wheel-a-thon children and their supporters topped up their tanks with pedal power vege burgers and fruit kebabs.