CLARE SCHOOLS SIGN UP TO SUPER TROOPERS HEALTH HOMEWORK Pictured at the launch of Super Troopers were pupils from St.Aidan’s N.S, Shannon, Co.Clare. Over 4,000 school children in 48 County Clare primary schools are currently signed up to the biggest health homework programme in Ireland. Nationwide there are some 180,000 school children, 7,000 teachers and 75,000 families participating in this innovative programme. Super Troopers with laya healthcare, which encourages teachers, parents and children to treat the task of daily physical activity with the same importance as their regular school homework and other subjects, is now in place in more than 1,000 or one third of all Ireland’s primary schools. Super Trooper advocate and leading clinical psychologist and parenting expert, David Coleman explains that the unique part of the Super Troopers initiative is that it is a long-term habit-changing programme for children to encourage positive attitudes towards healthy eating, well-being and exercise and not a quick-fix solution. For more information go to http://www.supertroopers.ie or call 01 522 48 48.