Martin Haigh, Director of Lattitude7, helps pupils create book aimed at reducing childhood obesity

Published 12th Jul 2019 by Shaida Khan

Enterprise Partner and Governor at Salterhebble Junior and Infant School, Martin Haigh and the pupils of the school wanted to raise awareness of health and fitness amongst children.

Based on an original storyboard by Martin, the pupils developed their own extended storyboards.The result is a beautifully illustrated story book showing the value of health and fitness for young people and their families.

The number of overweight and obese infants and children nationally is increasing year on year. Julie Jenkins, CMBC Director of Children’s Services, said “One in five children in the borough are overweight or obese. Children are accessing more screen time and leading less active lives and are likely to be overweight during childhood, adolescence and adulthood”.

Martin said, “The creation of this book was a real team effort and everyone at the school showed great interest, enthusiasm and diligence in creating the final story.”The book is designed to be read with children, to engage them in discussion about having a positive attitude to exercise, movement, activity and the value of a healthy lifestyle.

The book is available on Amazon or direct from the authors.


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