We had lots of fun during Oral Health week, Monday 5th March to Friday 9th March 2018. The children brought their toothbrushes into school and each day took part in a ‘2 minute challenge’ to brush their teeth in class using a timer.
During their PSHE lessons, the children took part in a range of practical activities, making posters and adverts whilst learning about oral hygiene and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The children at our Royal Arsenal Campus were visited by a dentist and a dental nurse from Gallions Reach Dental Practice, and took part in a fun assembly where they learnt about what foods are good and bad for our teeth and how to brush our teeth effectively. At Thameasmead the children were lucky to have a parent dental nurse who presented the children with a fun and interactive assembly, where they got use disclosure tablets which turned their teeth blue to highlight how sometimes even after brushing for 2 minutes, we can miss some of our teeth!
Thank you to all our parents at home who encouraged the children to brush their teeth twice a day and fill out their teeth brushing chart! Let’s all continue to encourage our children to eat well and maintain a healthy life style by visiting the dentist regularly.
If you or your family need any support with oral health or registering with a local dentist, please let us know so our healthy schools team can support you.