Local children are pedalling their way to health!

Building on our previous successful work with local schools, we have continued to develop fun and engaging activities to promote health and wellbeing.

Our team is working with four schools, delivering sessions exploring healthy eating, exercise and play and mental health, with a visit to Bridgewater Primary School including smoothie bikes, which blend drinks while you exercise.

Cookery sessions will explore the use of low-cost devices, such as microwaves, air fryers, slow cookers and soup kettles, and at the end of the course, participants can choose one device to take home, in a bid to support people during the cost of living crisis. The bikes, courses and cooking equipment has been funded by New Tyne West Development Company, the partnership behind the creation of new homes on The Rise, in Scotswood.

This work is part of drive by the New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC) – a joint venture partnership between Newcastle City Council and Keepmoat.

Lisa Conroy, from the Health Promotion team at Healthworks, said: “We are so thankful to NTWDC for their continued support and helping us to highlight the benefit of exercise and good eating – that doesn’t have to break the bank.”

Lee McGray, North East commercial director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “It is fantastic for NTWDC to again be supporting Healthworks and their vision to promote happier and healthy lives in our region. The work they have been doing to help people combat the increase in energy costs through alternative cooking means has been wonderful and NTWDC is delighted to have played a part in making initiatives like this possible. I enjoyed giving the smoothie bike a go and I’m sure they will excite and inspire people in our community to think about healthy lifestyle choices.”

A huge well done to everyone involved in this fantastic example of partnership working.