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Healthy Together helps youngsters keep active this Summer

School might well be out for Summer, but two local schools, accompanied by the Community Trust’s Healthy Together project, have been busy during the holidays helping to keep their students healthy.

Organising the School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP), Cwmer Afan Primary and Melin Junior School have been encouraging youngsters in their area to participate in regular physical activity and eat regular meals during the Summer break.

Each day, the children were provided with both breakfast and lunch, as well as being able to get involved in a variety of sporting and educational activities.

In addition to being staffed by teachers and teaching assistants from the local schools, the Programme was supported by the Swans Community Trust’s Healthy Together project who aided in the delivery of the sessions, with Lee Trundle also lending a hand.

Jack Spillets from the Healthy Together project said; “Healthy Together attended the Melin SHEP programme every morning to support the team in the delivery of physical activity and sporting sessions.

“Over the three weeks, we joined the children as they played a range of sports from football to netball to rounders. We hugely value programmes such as this as it not only gives the children daily structured activity but allows them to remain in contact with their friends and work towards leading a healthier lifestyle. We very much hope to be even more involved in these projects in the future.”

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