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St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry

Keeping Healthy

18th Oct 2018

Article 24

Nurses Julie Laverty and Katherine Mc Ateer from the National Health Service  visited KS2 pupils today to talk about Healthy Living and also to give the boys and girls their Flu Vacination.


Each year,  viruses that are most likely to cause flu are identified in advance and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends which type of flu virus strains to include in the vaccine. This is one of the ways that the government ensures that our health is being looked after.

The nurses discussed the importance of daily exercise, eating the recommended portions of fruit and vegetables, eating a healthy breakfast, drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day and getting 10 hours sleep each night.

Article 24 states that every child has the right to the best possible health, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help you stay well.