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Blackpool students go bananas!

Blackpool students go bananas!

In the run-up to the stressful exam season for teenagers across the Fylde coast, Blackpool Sixth has been giving out some timely advice on how to stay calm and healthy during May and June along with a free banana.

The college has produced an easy guide to exam success, with top tips on hydration and healthy eating to help students boost their grades and reduce stress levels. It is all part of the student council’s healthy eating campaign, Learn to Live and has been distributed to pupils in year 11 at Hodgson Academy, Unity Academy, Montgomery High School and Aspire Academy.

Associate principal Estelle Bellamy said: “A group of our students took part in an experiment earlier in the year where they changed their habits for two weeks to see if it had a positive impact.

“Very quickly, they saw huge improvements in their concentration and focus. The Student Council are really keen to share what they have learned from their research into how learning improves with a healthy lifestyle.

“More water, more sleep and more healthy food can have a really positive impact on learning.”

Laura Foley from Hodgson Academy added that pupils really appreciated the leaflets: “Thank you. I distributed them in form to all our year 11s. They were really grateful and the leaflets are fabulous!”

Pictures feature student council coordinator, Charlie Moore with student council member Josef Houldsworth.