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Sixty children age 7-10 took part in Banana Bytes over six days. Ten children and their parents also enjoyed  an after school GP talk and sushi making session with Japan Club volunteers.  The theme of their Banana Bytes project was unhealthy FAT, highlighting Chicken n Chips, known locally as PFC (Perfect Fried Chicken).  The project was informed by two talks by a local GP, Nurse and Health Worker.

The children made the Chicken n Chips video and took part in a Japan Day with sushi making, origami, calligraphy and haiku poetry. A haiku poet led workshops inspired by fruit and vegetables from Chrisp Street market and a Japanese volunteer demonstrated calligraphy.  The children designed digital posters to help promote Banana Bytes using their fruit and veg haiku poetry and photos of their origami.  Some of  the children later visited Chrisp Street  Market, met the market vendors and took part in the Spring Festival helping demonstrate healthy recipes in the Pavilion.  

Their project was supported by the Japan Society and visitors included the Japan Society volunteers, Dr Beccy Scott from Bromley-by-Bow Health Centre, Nurse Marium Begum and Lutfa Begum, Health Literacy from St Andrews Walk-in and Health Centre.  Their video was shown at four Idea Stores (libraries), the Genesis Cinema and on Bangla TV.

See their video   here  See their haiku   here

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