Olympian promotes healthy bones

Olympian Michael Klim was a hit with the kids from Ardross Primary School when he visited as part of a Dairy Australia competition.
Olympian Michael Klim was a hit with the kids from Ardross Primary School when he visited as part of a Dairy Australia competition.

The visit was the major prize in Dairy Australia�s Healthy Bones Action Week Schools Competition which saw schools around Australia capturing their students� bone-building efforts in a photograph.

Ardross Primary School�s award-winning approach highlighted student knowledge of the three important ingredients needed to build healthy bones � dairy food for calcium, weight bearing exercise and safe sunshine for vitamin D.

As winners of the competition, the whole school gathered for a special assembly to hear Klim share his tips for building healthy bones and stories from his Olympic swimming career.

Teacher Glenn Hill said the school was thrilled to welcome Klim to the campus.

�We are so excited to win the Healthy Bones Competition and the whole school was captivated by Michael�s presentation. We have some keen swimmers in our school and they were beyond excited to meet one of Australia�s best-known Olympic champions,� he said.

The years 5 and 6 students were also treated to morning tea with their special guest.

Healthy Bones Action Week is a national community health education week that encourages people to talk about the issue of bone health and osteoporosis.