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Pupils put politician through his paces!

Wales' Sports Minister Alun Pugh was left out of breath after joining schoolchildren for a morning of sporting activity.

And now the MP wants to see more of YOU doing the same!

Wales' Sports Minister Alun Pugh is put through his paces by pupils at Gellifor Primary School

He says the best way for parents to encourage kids to adopt a healthy lifestyle is to lead by example - just like mums and dads at Gellifor Primary School in Denbighshire.

Mr Pugh's visit to the north Wales school was part of a wider campaign aimed at making Wales a healthier nation.

And while parents at Gellifor may already be doing their bit, he's keen to see more families across Wales getting in on the action.

"There are loads of things you can do as a family that are fun as well as helping you keep fit," said Mr Pugh.

"For example, going for a swim or bike ride together, taking the dog out, having a kickabout in the park or just making the most of our beautiful countryside by going for a long walk."

Last year, Gellifor was named Denbighshire Primary School Team of the Year for football and netball.

And in 2002, staff member Sharon Davies was named Sunday Times PE Teacher of the Year.

The school is also heavily involved in the Sports Council for Wales's Dragon Sport scheme which aims to get more parents involved in helping to run after-school sports clubs.

"Parents have a wealth of natural skills to offer, and by volunteering, they can make sure they're getting enough exercise themselves," said Mr Pugh.

Fancy getting involved at your local school?

Why not get in touch with your local Dragon Sport coordinator. There's one in each local authority.

Or just click on the link below.


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