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Healthy Schools

 

At our school we want to help our children stay healthy both physically and mentally as they grow and learn.  In this context, what happens at school every day is really important. We can help children lead a healthy lifestyle directly – to make healthy food choices at lunchtime, to be active at and on the way to school, to help children learn about their health and develop their motivation and self respect to make healthy choices. The benefits go beyond health - we know that when children are healthy and happy at school, they can achieve more. Below you will find further information about healthy food choices, the Daily 15 Minutes and how to maintain mental health. 

The Daily 15

The Daily 15 is a fully-inclusive and simple initiative which aims to improve the physical and mental health of children. Children in all classes complete a variety of physical exercises led by class teachers for 15 minutes every day. This initiative, which is additional to PE lessons, improves children's fitness, fosters an approach to leading a healthy lifestyle and is beneficial in maintaining focus in the classroom setting. 

 

Healthy Eating Information and Support

Eating habits are developed during childhood. If encouraged to enjoy healthier food and drink early on, it is more likely that these positive behaviours will remain with children and young people throughout life.

Healthy Lunch boxes

Well-being Information and Support

The social and emotional development of children and young people is usually nurtured and developed at school and at 

home. Effective schools and learning communities are characterised by learners who are healthy, well nourished, resilient, ready to learn and supported by their family and community. 

 

Well-being encompasses many things;

  • Emotional well-being - happiness and confidence 
  • Psychological well-being - autonomy, problem solving, resilience  and attentiveness/involvement
  • Social well-being - good relationships with others
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