Category Archives: Youth Activities

Hearty Beats Forest School

 

Hearty Beats – The Project

Hearty-BEATS (Better Eating and Activity Through Schools) is a project which helps primary schools run activities promoting healthy hearts and lifestyles to pupils and their family members. This will be achieved through a variety of activities addressing healthy food within the school setting and at home, cooking skills, urban farming, physical activities, and the offer of health checks to family members.

Hearty Beats Forest School

The Hearty Beats Forest School is a service available for schools to help teachers, pupils and parents get in touch with nature. We have run these sessions in the past, and have always received positive feedback for the experience provided for everyone. Our hands on training and organised sessions will help children and teachers glean a number of skills, as well as experience a number of activities, in a friendly environment.

From fire-lighting to safely utilising tools, teachers, pupils and their parents alike can benefit from these practical sessions. It will help them to develop social skills, and will also provide a safe environment in which to meet new friends, united in common interest in the environment. All will be encouraged to explore their environment and try new things, helping to boost their confidence. The experience outdoors will also provide an avenue to boost their physical and mental health by getting in touch with the natural wonders that surround them.

Contact

If you’d like to know more about Forest Schools, please contact Val Lambert

By Phone

01642 579820

By E-mail

val.lambert@menvcity.org.uk

We would like to sincerely thank Ian Paine for this fantastic video covering our Forest Schools project. We would also like to thank the brilliant children and wonderful staff of Caldicotes Primary and Brambles Farm Primary Schools for agreeing to take part in this short film!

Hearty Beats Gardening Club

Hearty Beats – The Project

Hearty-BEATS (Better Eating and Activity Through Schools) is a project which helps primary schools run activities promoting healthy hearts and lifestyles to pupils and their family members. This will be achieved through a variety of activities addressing healthy food within the school setting and at home, cooking skills, urban farming, physical activities, and the offer of health checks to family members.

Hearty Beats – The Gardening Club

For schools with a school garden, or who are interested in helping their pupils to grow, Hearty Beats are offering a new Gardening Club. Middlesbrough Environment City are always ecstatic to see the younger generations grow in regards to the environment, and helping them to grow their own plants and vegetables is the perfect first step to fostering an interest in all things gardening.

It will help to plant the seed of knowledge within their minds, developing their understanding of nature and how their food grows. It will also provide them with a suitable and friendly environment that will help them to expand their social skills and meet new friends through a mutual interest in gardening.

Contact

You can contact either Nicky or Emily for more information. They can be reached:

By Phone

01642 579839

01642 579820

By E-mail

nicky.morgan@menvcity.org.uk

emily.mcgregor@menvcity.org.uk

 

One Planet Pioneers, Talent Match

One Planet Pioneers (OPP) is a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund through the ‘Our Bright Future Programme’. OPP is a collaboration of work between different partners, Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC), Actes Trust and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. The aim of the project is to develop the skills of young people aged 14-21 years old through environmental projects, events or one off activities.

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Hearty Beats

Project Aim

Research has shown that children under 12 years of age are already exhibiting risk factors relating to heart disease, highlighting the need to provide health interventions for young people and their families at an early age. The school setting is an ideal place to provide these interventions.

The Project

Hearty-BEATS (Better Eating & Activity Through Schools) is a project which helps primary schools run activities promoting healthy hearts and lifestyles to pupils and their family members. This will be achieved through a variety of activities addressing healthy food withing the school setting and at home, cooking skills, urban farming, physical activities, and the offer of health checks to family members.

Management

Middlesbrough Environment City is the lead organisation for the project and is managing the project on behalf of Middlesbrough Council’s Public Health Team.

Newsletters

Here are all the newsletters which have been created from the projects

  • Get Involved
  • Bike Safari/Safari Schools
  • Surgar SMART
  • Healthy Cooking Team – cooking on a budget, food safety training, healthy packed lunches
  • Get Growing! Gardening Club
  • Middlesbrough Town Meal
  • Pedestrian Training
  • Bikeability

Downloads

December 2017 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

June/July 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

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