Nurse visit in year 4

Today year 4 had the opportunity to learn more about the risks of high blood pressure.

The video below shows more about the activities and facts children gained from this visit. 

Share new facts and information you have gained from this visit and today’s learning. 


  1. we should all have blood pressure below 120 or over 80.this is the ideal blood pressure for people wishing to have good health.At this level,we have a much lower risk of heart disease or stroke.If your blood pressure is optimal,that is great news.By following the nurses healthy living life, you will be able to keep it this way.If your blood pressure is over 120 you will have to lower it by eating vegetables.Most adults in the UK have blood pressure readings in the range from 120 over 80 to 140 over 90.If your blood pressure is within this range,you should be taking steps to bring it down or to stop it from rising any further.The reason why people with blood pressure readings in this range should lower it,even through this is not classified as high blood pressure, is that the higher your blood pressure,the higher your risk of health problems.For example, someone with a blood pressure level of 135 over 85 is twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as someone with. Reading of 115 over 75.

  2. I have learnt, what high blood pressure means and what things can cause high blood pressure. These are the things that cause high blood pressure:

    Over age
    Over weight
    Eating too much salt
    If you are a Caribbean,Asian or African
    Not exercising
    If anyone has blood pressure in your family
    Drinking too much alcohol

    I have also learnt that if we consume Cocain,Heroin,Cannobis,Anphatamines or Solvents, we are most likely to suffer from high blood pressure. My highlight of the day was when I got to check my BMI. I was happy that I was under weight and healthy!

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