Coach Carrot

Coach Carrot is an integral part of Southampton’s Healthy and Sustainable Schools’ collective. Coach aims to encourage children and young people to make healthy choices now and in the future.

We invited children and young people aged 4 to 16 to participate in creating a mascot to help champion a healthier city. Hundreds of entries were received with some amazing ideas and concepts. After hours of careful consideration and with the help of the senior leadership team, the winner was selected; Ivy from Fairisle Junior School with ‘Coach Carrot’.

Ivy and Coach Carrot
Original Coach Carrot

Ivy, Coach Carrot and Peter Howard (Headteacher at Fairisle Junior School) and Ivy’s original drawing

Coach Carrot has since surprised Ivy during a school assembly and presented her with a framed photo and her original drawing. Coach Carrot also led some fun activities for the children in the assembly, thus beginning the job of championing health and wellbeing for all.

Cllr Alexander Winning, Cabinet Member for Children & Learning said, “Congratulations to Ivy for creating Coach Carrot. It’s great to see so many of our children and young people get involved with creating a mascot for healthy living. Coach Carrot will become a role model for children and young people; visiting assemblies, health choices workshops, holiday clubs and community events. I look forward to seeing Coach Carrot out and about in the city.”

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