Last Wednesday evening, some serving members of The Royal Marines visited our club house to teach our juniors about Nutrition, body awareness, mental strength and exercise.
The class began with an hour’s cooking and food facts to get our juniors interested in cooking quick, healthy meals and thinking about what food they are putting into their bodies. There was a live cooking demonstration encouraging them to get into the kitchen, eat veg and protein filled meats whilst we learned about each of the Marine’s lives with some hilarious stories chucked in that really kept the children engaged. They were amazed (and appauled) when finding out just what is inside those energy drinks that they all love and I believe many of them will think twice about buying them in the future.
The children also learned about body armour, how grenades are used, how weapons are stored during battle and how to become a marine. (All those with an Xbox that are glued to the new craze “Fornite” were thrilled to be discussing Air Rifles and Machine Guns!) The children were then invited up to taste the prepared food and, due to the fantastic delivery, even our pickiest eaters were trying spinach based smoothies and loads of vegetables. It was fantastic.
We then went outside where a huge PT session was held, putting our juniors through their paces! They all gave it 100% and really enjoyed the session and learning about new exercise techniques to aid their conditioning and strengthening as athletes.
The marines delivered a fun, professional and informative session and both children and adults were engaged throughout. We had 84 children in attendance and over 30 adults who all went away with a better understanding of food and the importance of exercise.
I would highly recommend one of these sessions to any club or organisation. Our children left with a new interest in cookery and looking after their bodies and in this day and age that lesson is vital.
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