The National Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting long term initiative that helps young people and their schools to be healthy. Healthy Schools help children and young people to reach their potential by building on a solid foundation of health to do better in learning and in life.
The Programme isn’t just about physical health, it’s about good health and happiness inside and out. And it’s not just about pupils either; a Healthy School involves the whole school community – from parents to governors to school staff – in improving their health and their happiness and getting the most out of life.
At Gainsborough Primary School we truly believe it is important to keep ourselves healthy. We take great pride in this area and have been awarded the nationally recognised Healthy Schools award as a result. As well as nutritious school meals, children in Key Stage 1 receive at least piece of fruit per day and have constant access to fresh, filtered water. We also involve all children in some sort of physical activity every day as well as running a number of after school sports clubs. Parental involvement in keeping the school healthy is both vital and welcome.
In order to acheive national Healthy School status the school had to show evidence of how it met criteria in the following 4 core themes:
- Personal, Social & Health Education
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Emotional Health & Wellbeing