Rugby kids get their teeth into health project

Glendinning Primary rugby
Glendinning Primary rugby

PUPILS from two Galashiels primary schools have been engaging in some off-the-ball activities as part of the Gala Rugby’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) project.

Hygiene, Healthy Eating & Activity in Primary Schools (HHEAPS) was a partnership entered into in 2007 by Scottish Rugby and FSA Scotland to deliver a food safety and healthy eating programme in tandem with rugby activities to thousands of primary school pupils across Scotland.

The two bodies share the belief that sport can play a powerful role in providing the catalyst to improving the quality of life for young people in communities across Scotland, in particular to improving their health and wellbeing.

The Netherdale outfit has fully supported this project – and saw it completed by both Langlee and Glendinning Terrace primary schools.

Ian Millar, the Gala Rugby youth development officer, presented both schools with some rugby equipment and a framed photo of the Scotland team.

Glendinning pupils along with their teacher Miss Collins are pictured above receiving their rugby equipment and picture. Miss Collins said: “The children loved the rugby sessions and the FSA booklet activities brought out some very good discussions and clarification on many aspects of food hygiene and healthy eating.”

Gala rugby will again deliver the programme next year to two more schools.