A CHARITY has received a healthy boost thanks to pupils at a Keighley school.

Children at St Anne’s Catholic Primary presented £2,366 – raised during a Health Week in February – to Airedale Hospital and Community Charity.

During the week, youngsters focussed on how to keep safe and healthy.

Afternoon teaching sessions were devoted to the theme, covering topics including healthy eating, mental health and online and road safety.

And there was a host of activities.

Pupils exercised daily and kept a record of their distance travelled. Staff took part in a virtual bike ride, and recorded the mileage. And the whole school community joined in at home by cycling, walking or running.

Head of school, Paul Booth, said it was a “fantastic” week.

He added: “The whole school community learned how to stay safe, fit and healthy. The children took part in activities that will hopefully give them a good understanding of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“And the amount raised was way beyond anything we had hoped for.”