Learning tooth about sugar from award-winning dentist

High Ash Church of England Primary School pupils in their lesson on dental health
High Ash Church of England Primary School pupils in their lesson on dental health

Youngsters have teamed up with an award-winning dentist in a bid to understand how the hidden sugar content in drinks can damage teeth.

Year 6 children at High Ash Church of England Primary School in Great Brickhill and Linslade dentist Dr Debbie Ganguli have been working together to learn about healthy eating and healthy smiles in a proactive and innovative way.

High Ash Church of England Primary School pupils in their lesson on dental health

High Ash Church of England Primary School pupils in their lesson on dental health

Debbie, winner of the Private Dentistry Award for Best Children’s Dental Health Initiative 2014, taught the pupils some key information about diet, exercise and good oral health, and they presented their new-found knowledge to the school.

They wrote and performed informative speeches to share their points with younger members of the school before role-playing various scenarios, including going to visit the dentist.

Year 6 teacher and Key Stage 2 leader Lindsay Harper said: “The other children loved learning from their peers and I think the messages hit home in a way they might not have done coming from an adult.”