Regional winning schools of the Lidl Fit Factor descended on Dublin Zoo for a grand finale prize giving ceremony on Thursday 7th March. Read More
FIVE LUCKY FINALISTS GO THROUGH TO THE NEXT STAGE OF LIDL FIT FACTOR!
January 2013: Five lucky schools across Ireland are celebrating after being chosen as a regional winners of the Lidl Fit Factor, a fun competition designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity, developed in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation. Read more
IRISH SCHOOLS SCOOP TOP PLACES IN THE LIDL FIT FACTOR
School from across Ireland came to the UCD Sports Centre for a grand finale prize giving ceremony of the Lidl Fit Factor on Wednesday 23rd May 2012. Read more
Winning Irish schools have the Lidl Fit Factor - Read more...
Last year, which was the inaugural year of the Lidl Fit Factor in the Republic of Ireland, saw over 20,000 school children take part. Overall winners, St Leonard's from Dunnamaggin, found the programme to be of huge benefit as winning teacher Karina Langton explains, "Taking part in the Lidl Fit Factor was so rewarding for my pupils at St. Leonard's. The activities were enjoyable, interactive and appealed to the learning styles of all my pupils. What I found so beneficial was how the Lidl Fit Factor easily fitted into all aspects of our classroom life and curriculum and the teacher's toolkit is full of really useful ideas and activities which can be used with any class. My pupils loved taking part in the competition and still talk about it now! The key learning messages they achieved from the Lidl Fit Factor will always stay with them and so I would really encourage schools to take part this year!"
A primary school teacher who helped test the resource says of the challenge, “The Lidl Fit Factor was a great programme to implement with our 3rd and 4th class children. The structured programme was easy to follow and provided me with the tools needed to teach and inspire children about the importance of nutrition and active lifestyles in a fun and engaging way. The programme fitted in well with my daily lesson plan and was adaptable to suit the ever-changing environment of the classroom. Our class will certainly be taking part!”
In addition to this, a similar programme has already completed its first year in Northern Ireland with outstanding results. Over 10,000 children across Northern Ireland took part and we anticipate the roll out of the Lidl Fit Factor in the Republic of Ireland to be just as successful.
December 1st: Irish Heart Foundation and Lidl launch Fit Factor in primary schools! The Irish Heart Foundation, Ireland’s national heart and stroke charity, and Lidl, Ireland’s No. 1 discount retailer, are launching the Lidl Fit Factor for 3rd and 4th class students in primary schools across Ireland with the aim of educating them about the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Read more...