Aggregate Industries

Aggregate cycling campaign explores health eating with children

  • 31 May 2018

Aggregate Industries‘ and Leicester Tigers’ ‘Get On Your Bike’ campaign to get more Leicestershire school children healthy and active has continued, as they have recently been taught about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

Pupils from King Edward VII Science and Sport College in Coalville enjoyed creating their own healthy smoothies by peddling away on a special smoothie bike.

The idea of the smoothie bike is to promote a diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, in tandem with a lifestyle full of activity.

Taking it in turns, the pupils chose their fruit and vegetables, got on a bike and blended their drinks through peddling, getting to enjoy the fruits of their labour after!

Smoothie Bike At King Edward Science & Sport College

More information can be found on the ‘Get On Your Bike’ campaign here

The last few weeks has seen Aggregate and Leicester Tigers go into schools throughout the county to talk about subjects ranging from ‘sustainability’ and how cycling can help the environment, to ‘cycle safety’ and how to stay safe whilst on the road.

Donna Hunt, Head of Sustainability at Aggregate Industries, attended the session and said cycling not only helps with a child’s fitness but also helps the environment too.

She also stressed the importance of a healthy and balanced diet and praised the concept of the smoothie bike in the process.

Joe Reynolds, Rugby Development Officer at Leicester Tigers, who runs the schools programme, said it was nice to shift the focus onto healthy eating and the important part fruit and vegetables play in that, as opposed to solely covering rugby.

The Get on Your Bike campaign forms part of the two organisations’ Concrete Rugby initiative – read more about that here

Be sure to send your pictures or videos of yourself or your friends on their bikes to Aggregate’s Twitter – @aggregateuk, using the hashtag #getonyourbike.

Visit the Aggregate Industries website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Axion

Axion Polymers renews ISO 9001 certification and gains new H & S standard

Axion Polymers has successfully renewed its current ISO management system certification and gained the new enhanced ISO45001 Health and Safety standard at its two Manchester materials recycling sites.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Posts, Site Preparation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling

REHAU

Underfloor heating and smart control questions answered by REHAU

Contractors must be prepared for the growing popularity of smart control technology in residential and commercial building heating systems, according to a new downloadable guide from polymer specialists REHAU.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Floors, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Plumbing, Posts, Publications

Encasement

Building services concealed by Encasement at new Bedfordshire University STEM labs

The University of Bedfordshire’s new four-storey science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building features 80 Forma decorative casings from Encasement.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

GGF

GGF concern over Green Scheme scam reports

Following the Government’s announcement of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has received several reports of rogue companies trying to scam homeowners. 

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows