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                                                             Welcome to our Health Committee page!

 

We have been working towards achieving Healthy Schools Status by evaluating our current provision in PSHCE, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Emotional Health and Wellbeing, and creating an action plan to ensure that we meet 'established' standards. We achieved Healthy Schools Status in July 2017.

 

We have achieved many things over the last 18 months including:

  • reviewing and developing the PSHCE Curriculum to ensure that it continues to be in line with current guidance
  • developing both staff and children's physical fitness through staff vs. children's sports events, a staff charity running event and the introduction of the 'Daily Mile'.
  • surveying children's morning snacks and packed lunches to ensure all children are eating healthily and drinking water at school
  • introducing 'Mindfulness' and 'Growth Mindsets' as part of a focus on mental health in school
  • introducing "Wheelie Wednesdays", encouraging children to come to school on a different "healthy" mode of transport on a weekly basis
  • introducing a "quiet area" outside at lunch times for drawing, writing and reading, as suggested by some children through a pupil voice questionnaire
  • a healthy eating focus in sports week, including designing a healthy school lunch which was cooked by Tracy our cook on the last week of term! 

 

This year the Health Committee continues to reinforce and develop aspects of health and well-being. Our Year 6 members are Jake, James and Grace. We meet half termly and the children are involved in obtaining the views and ideas of our children and also feeding back to them work we are doing in relation to health and well being. 

 

Health Committee members

 

 

 

Healthy Living

I hope you were able to see the display in the hall showing how much sugar is in different drinks. The children found this fascinating!

  

 

That has now been replaced with a display about exercise. We have just introduced our Fitter Future workouts which we will use alongside the daily mile as a way of getting more exercise into our day at school in short bursts. The children have been enjoying it in school and we hope you've had a go at home.

 

Feeling Good Week 19th - 23rd February

Feeling Good week was a real success!  Each class enjoyed some circle time sessions, problem solving activities, PE sports tournaments, a board games afternoon and the children brought in their scooters to scoot with their friends. Throughout the week the children also filled the 'bucketful of kindness' to describe who had been kind to them. 

 

We also applied for funding from the county to be able to build some vegetable planters to grow vegetables that can be cooked in our school kitchen. Some parents and children spent a few mornings building the planters and filling them with soil. We are now growing onions, new potatoes and squashes that our cook will use in school dinners next academic year! Each class is also growing a sunflower to see whose can grow the tallest! We'll keep you posted! A variety of children are in charge of watering the planters and gardening club are also keeping a watchful eye on them.

      

 

                    

 

      

 

 


  • St Paul's C of E VA Primary and Nursery School
  • Langleybury Lane, Kings Langley,
  • England, WD4 8RJ
  • tel: 01923 263641
  • email: admin@stpauls779.herts.sch.uk
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