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Park Infant School in Kettering celebrates Healthier Child Project success

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:27

Park Infant School in Kettering celebrates Healthier Child Project success

Kettering Park Infant School has been awarded special recognition for embedding Healthier Child principles within their school. Pupils and staff were joined by special guests to receive the recognition at a celebration on Friday 11th November. The special award was presented by the Mayor of Kettering (Councillor Scott Edwards).

The Mayor spoke of the fantastic initiatives that have been implemented within the school to improve healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing for children and staff and said;

"It is fantastic to witness teachers and children at the school being so active and promoting healthy eating and emotional health and wellbeing across the school community. A huge congratulations to all that have played a part in receiving the award".

Key successes at the school have included organising an annual 'wellbeing week' for all staff and children, providing healthy eating workshops for parents and children, creating a healthy breakfast club with a link to the Co-Operative, ensuring that children access 2 hours of high-quality PE per week and creating a Change 4 Life Club for children. Plus, much more!

Helen Marshall, Deputy Head of Park Infant School said that "All staff and children have fully embraced the project and we are tremendously proud to have received the recognition ."

The Healthier Child Project has a team of four dedicated Healthy Child Advisors, providing tailored 1:1 support for Infant and Primary Schools including guided self-assessments and action plans to help improve Health and Wellbeing within the School community. 128 schools are engaged in the programme and if you would like to find out more information please email us healthychild@firstforwellbeing.co.uk .

Park Infant School in Kettering celebrates Healthier Child Project success

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