Video: Bronze medallist launches school meals website

GYMNAST and bronze medallist Louis Smith has launched a new school meals website at Witchford Village College. The website at www.yougo4it.co.uk/cambridgeshire is aimed at helping young people to mak

GYMNAST and bronze medallist Louis Smith has launched a new school meals website at Witchford Village College. The website at www.yougo4it.co.uk/cambridgeshire is aimed at helping young people to make healthy choices about their food and lifestyle. It includes competitions, podcasts, advice, and blogs from athletes, including Louis, Tom Daley and Lucy Boggis on their training and nutrition regimes. There are also ideas for warming up and cooling down before and after exercise that can be downloaded.

During his visit Louis, who won a bronze medal for Great Britain at the Bejing 2008 Olympic Games, demonstrated his skills on the Pommel Horse as well as taking part in a question and answer session with pupils. At lunchtime he joined a group of pupils the school principal. David Taylor and other staff for a school lunch.

Mr Taylor said: "We are really excited about hosting the launch of the new website and welcoming Louis Smith into our school. Healthy eating and exercise is vital for all young people and I believe role models like Louis Smith can play an important part in educating them. We work closely with the Cambridgshire Catering and Cleaning Service to ensure that what is taught in the classroom is available at lunchtime and initiatives like this website are very important to reinforce these messages."

Richard Ware, head of service at the CCCS, added: "We have already used the internet extensively in the Primary School sector with our award winning website at www.myschoollunch.co.uk/cambridgeshire. On the site parents will see that we are supporting Tom Daley in his quest to win a medal in London 2012. The new secondary school website has been created by teenagers for teenagers. They were very heavily involved in approving the designs, writing copy and developing the concepts. The website lets the students see what is on the menu but has lots more exciting and useful information".

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