Yesterday, Premier Michael Dunkley, Health & Seniors Minister Jeanne Atherden and Education Minister Wayne Scott visited the Heron Bay Primary School as part of the Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme.
“The public will recall that last September, as part of a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education and the Department of Health, Premier Dunkley joined representatives from the Ministries of Health and Seniors and Education to launch the Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme, under the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition,” a Government spokesperson said.
“The Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition aims to provide Bermuda’s children with a means to improve their health and wellness in a fun, but structured manner. The programme is provided through the public school system.
“During the Heron Bay school visit, the Premier and Ministers were joined by programme coordinator, Marie Beach Johnson. Ms Beach-Johnson, the Premier and Ministers discussed with the students the importance engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle. They also took part in some fun exercises with the students.
“Ultimately, the intent of the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is to raise our children’s awareness of what their growing bodies need to succeed, this includes adopting good habits which help them to value and nurture their health. It should be noted that Minister Atherden provided an update on the programme in last Friday’s [Feb. 17] House of Assembly.”