Sugar Free February…

Last year, the school supported Cancer Research UK by some children and some members of staff giving up sugar in February.This year, the staff are not going to do it in the same organised way, but I certainly will be going sugar free, and I would like to encourage children to do the same. February starts on Thursday of this week!

The first benefit from eating less sugar is that sugar is bad for your teeth! Having just had a tooth out last week, I know how important it is to look after them – your teeth will have to last you a lifetime. When I give up sugar I give up cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice cream, fizzy drinks, pudding and all those things that are obviously bursting with sugar which means that I tend to eat more foods that are healthy – so instead of a cake, I might have a satsuma so that I might get natural sugars instead of refined sugar. There are all sorts of health benefits associated with giving up (or cutting down on) refined sugar – and it makes you think about your diet, which is something we all should do.

So, do you think you will be joining me? What do you think will be hard to give up? How determined do you think you will be to stick it out.

New Year’s Resolution 2018

A lot of people think about making resolutions at this time of year – a resolution is “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” and it comes from the idea of resolution meaning, “the quality of being determined or resolute.” You don’t have to be determined to make a resolution, but you do have to be determined to keep one! Determination is the key – and determination is one of our top learning behaviours…

I think that this is a good time to make a resolution as we all get a bit lazy over Christmas – we sleep longer, eat more, do less activity… My New Year Resolution is to drink only water in January and then to have a sugar free February: I do this because I drink coffee all the time so not being allowed to have one for January is just something that is hard work… and we all eat too much sugar, so a month without cake, sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, biscuits and so on would probably do us all some good…

What is your resolution – what are you determined to do or not to do this year? Are you going to read more at home, work harder in class or become better at your hobby? Share your New Year’s Resolution and then see if you can stick to it :-).