Top Marks for Clackmannanshire Primary School

St Serf’s Primary School in Tullibody is the latest school in Clackmannanshire to receive a Max in the Middle Award for taking part in an innovative programme which gives pupils a healthier lifestyle and increased confidence.

Max in the Middle is a week long programme which uses drama, dance, discussion and food preparation to help the next generation of Scottish schoolchildren make informed decisions to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.

NHS Forth Valley’s Director of Public Health, Dr Graham Foster said:

 “The programme explores aspects of healthier living, including physical activity and food, through the eyes of a typical 11 year old. The programme hasn’t only helped pupils but in some schools has also strengthened the relationship with parents too.”

Primary 7 pupils from St Serf’s were presented with a framed Max in the Middle gold T-shirt by NHS Forth Valley Board Member Charlie Forbes to mark the completion of three years of participation in the Max in the Middle programme.

Also pictured are Head Teacher Carolyne McDaid (left), Councillor Ellen Forson from Clackmannanshire Council (right) and Class Teacher Lindsay Macmaster (standing second row far left).

Each year since 2011/12 the programme has been delivered to more than 2,000 children in Forth Valley: 500 in Clackmannanshire. 1200 in Falkirk area and 450 in Stirling. Pupils from Tillicoultry Primary and Abercromby Primary School in Tullibody also received awards last term.