Veggie Run starts a new outdoor adventure

Veggie Run, Havering Councils healthy living campaign for children is pleased to announce a new partnership with Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster.

This exciting collaboration aims to offer Havering primary, infant and junior pupils increased access to outdoor adventure at the largest activity centre in the South East.

To celebrate this partnership Stubbers Adventure Centre has created six bespoke ‘Learning Outside of the Classroom’ activity days for primary, infant or junior schools to be won.

The activity days are a great opportunity for children to participate in archery, climbing, bush craft or woodland construction. They are designed to develop children’s independence, confidence and problem solving skills outside of the classroom. To win this class prize, pupils just need to eat a healthy school catered lunch from HES Catering Services.

Councillor Robert Benham, Children’s Services, Learning and Education, said:

“This new partnership from the Council showcases how Veggie Run continues to develop innovative prizes to promote healthy living to Havering children in a fun and educational way. Veggie Run is also partnered with the premiership West Ham United Foundation, and 2,400 children are already benefiting from that unique collaboration.

“HES Catering Services designed these competitions as they are passionate about encouraging pupils to eat a healthy school catered lunch in Havering.

“The Veggie Run app has now been downloaded over 20,000 times and is a brilliant game to encourage children to dodge unhealthy foods and compete to win real sporty prizes for themselves or their school.”

Ben Woodcock, Head of Operations, Stubbers Adventure Centre, said:

“Stubbers is the largest activity centre in the South East and are proud to be working with the Council’s healthy living Veggie Run campaign. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to create fun and educational outdoor adventure for so many Havering pupils.”