Healthy Lifestyles


  • To help children understand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle
  • To understand the relationship between exercise and a healthy mind and body
  • To help children recognise the importance of a healthy diet and how to make the right food choices
  • To show children how they can integrate physical activity into their daily lifestyle
  • To be aware of the benefits of a healthy body and mind
  • To appreciate how physical activities and exercise can raise mood, performance and achievement
  • To encourage children to want to exercise because it’s fun and makes them feel better
  • To establish habits of exercise in childhood that can last a lifetime
  • To learn about jobs in the fitness industry


The Programme

A one hour session each week, for four consecutive weeks. The sessions cover the following:

Week 1

An introduction to the programme which includes discussions about what health (physical and mental), fitness, exercise and diet actually means, question and answer sessions to measure the children’s current levels of knowledge and a discussion about what can take away from our health.

Week 2

Children learn about the body and how it works, including the skeletal, circulatory and digestive systems, the function and position of the vital organs and how to keep the body fit and strong.

Week 3

Children will take part in a physical to learn about the benefits of exercise for the body. They will learn how to take their pulse before and after the session to observe the effect of exercising on their heart rate.

Week 4

In the final session, children will learn about diet and nutrition including the five food groups and their function for the body. They will discover how the food they eat effects energy levels both now and in their long term future health.

Humber Cruises


  • To learn about the economy of the region through the River Humber Estuary
  • To understand how the transport networks are vital to the economy and people of Hull
  • To learn about the Humber and types of jobs that are based around, and are reliant upon, the Humber Estuary and the Hull docks
  • To experience a cruise along the Humber to gain an understanding of the shape, size, depth, dangers and the beauty of the Humber
  • To view major landmarks of the city from a different perspective and from the Humber
  • To understand the role of Hull and the Humber in world trade

The Visit

  • A full day cruise along the River Humber with workshops and activities
  • An opportunity to ‘sail a ship’

BAE Systems Experience

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  • To gain an insight into BAE Systems as a significant local employer
  • To learn about the many different jobs and skills needed to design and build aircrafts
  • To understand the relationship between education and career and the level of education needed to go into science, design and engineering roles
  • To raise children’s aspirations by showing them that there are a wide variety of jobs available within the city
  • To show children the level of commitment and self discipline needed to build a successful career in science and engineering industries
  • To develop young people’s confidence and communications skills by engaging them in projects with mentors from the world of work

The visit

  • A tour of the manufacturing facility where the world famous Hawk Jump Jet aircraft was built
  • Tour of the Mission Systems
  • A flight in the flight simulator
  • Workshop learning about the forces of flight, building individual Hover Hawks and Hoop Gliders and learning how to move a vehicle using a computer programme
  • Meet and chat to staff throughout the company about their individual roles and the training and experience they have

ARCO Experience

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  • To learn about the history of one of Hull’s oldest and biggest family businesses
  • To gain an insight into the everyday operation of Arco including ethical trading locally and internationally
  • To begin to understand the different jobs available and the skills and qualifications needed
  • To develop a broad understanding of the quantity of different products ARCO sells
  • To discover the role IT plays in logistics and distribution
  • To understand the level of commitment needed to be a conscientious and effective employee
  • To meet and chat to members of the ARCO workforce
  • To handle, wear and use products associated with the company including protective clothing
  • To discuss and understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace

The Visit

  • A guided tour of the ARCO offices, warehouse, goods yard and canteen etc
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to staff in different areas, services and departments
  • Meet members of the senior managers for questions and answers session
  • Discussion about the role of ARCO in Hull’s economy
  • Practical session looking at some of the goods and trying on safety clothing and equipment

Digital Art

This award-winning Digital IT Art experience can be enjoyed by pupils in Key Stage 2 by exploring Hull’s intriguing past in a completely unique way. Using the latest mobile technology the pupils will be unleashing their creativity to produce stunning visual effects and videos they can be proud of.

Following an exploration of one of the city centre museums, capturing interesting photographs, the children return to the Learning Zone to express their artistic talents using and combining a number of creative apps to add dramatic effects. The final project includes:

  • Transforming their photos by adding amazing effect and interactive adjustable filters such as mosaics, puzzles, motion blur, tile, x-ray, collage and light tunnels.
  • Adding effects to give their phots a vintage or retro feel.
  • Creating 3-D video effects such as wormhole tunnels or spinning globes
  • Turning words and photos into amazing typographic works of art.
  • Combining their digital photos and videos to create collages.
  • Graphic designing to create a persuasive advert to encourage visitors to visit the museum.
  • Creating a professional looking Hollywood style ‘Horror’ movie to celebrate Hull’s heritage.

The day concludes with an exciting showcase of the children’s finished movies and digital artwork on the big screen. All digital content is saved in a digital book and sent to the school so that the children can enjoy and celebrate their work back at school and home.

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Multimedia
  • Spoken Language
  • History (Hull’s past)
  • Digital Art

iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day

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