This talk was delivered at Ealing Council's Great Weight Debate in October 2017, and has been adapted to deliver a high impact assembly to primary school pupils.
Content of assembly: Key risks associated with over consumption of (free) sugar, and easy, practical demonstrations of how pupils can BE SUGAR SMART.
Duration of assembly: 25-30 mns (set up 15 mins before)
Target audience: Appropriate and of benefit to Year 1 – Year 6, but aimed at KS2 particularly
Technical requirements: Laptop/projector for power point slides (brought on a USB key) and working microphone, and a table at the front of hall for demonstration resources/props
Pupil involvement: Natasha may ask for 3 or 4 pupil volunteers during the assembly.
Parking: Where no free parking is available schools are asked to arrange parking/cover the cost of parking.
Nominal charge of assembly: £50
Prizes: A set of our unique Healthy Eating Top Trumps cards will be awarded to a pupil during the presentation.
FEEDBACK from teachers:
“Natasha spoke to us in such a fun and exciting way. We came away buzzing and full of facts and knowledge to share with our school, our friends and our families. We are now sugar smart ambassadors for our school and are so excited about making a real difference thanks to motivation and knowledge from Natasha. Thank you!” Head of Early Years, Mount Carmel Catholic School, Ealing"Thank you so much for your inspirational assembly on being 'Sugar Smart'. The children were all engaged and you reinforced the messages taught in the PSHE health and wellbeing topic. Your assembly has helped refresh our ongoing efforts to encourage healthier choices, especially at lunchtimes. We hope to set up a breakfast challenge for the children to try to eat Wheetabix in the morning. The messages you gave about reading labels on food packaging are so important and we plan to organise a maths related activity linked to this, possibly linked to fitness too.. Also, the school council have suggested a healthy tuckshop at breaktimes to encourage children to eat more fruit. We really appreciate your visit and will highly recommend." PSHE leader, Woodlands Academy, Ealing
We look forward to visiting your school and helping you to convince your pupils of the need to BE SUGAR SMART.
Please email us to book your assembly date.