Healthy Schools' Council
What do Healthy Schools' Council do?
The Healthy Schools' Council of Middleforth CE Primary School have been established for three years and these are some of the projects that we have been involved with so far:
Writing a Childrens' Health and Safety Policy
Making posters about bullying that have been displayed in school
Writing a letter to seek funding for our bike shed
Making posters to remind parents of the 20mph speed limit outside school
Some of the projects we have been involved with include:
Participating in the South Ribble Fire Service Bonfire Safety Poster
Selling healthy pitta pizzas as part of our school enterprise project on Christmas Family Fun Night.
Promoting 'Healthy Lunchtimes' by conducting a lunch box survey and creating a Healthy Lunch Box' advice leaflet
Participating in the 2016 'Speaker's Award. This was a national award whereby children in schools were encouraged to raise awareness of 'issues' or topics important and relevant to them. We worked together with School Council to raise awareness and develop understanding of both types of diabetes and how type 2 can be affected by a poor diet high in sugar. This was linked to our work on healthy lunch boxes. This work continues to be on-going.
We were involved in the organising of 'Sports Relief' activities that took place in part in March this year and as a consequence of all children participating in this we have introduced the 'Mile A Day' challenge for all KS2 children. Each day all the children in the juniors are given the opportunity to run around a specially marked track on the playground and complete as many laps as possible. 19 laps is equivalent to 1 mile. Healthy Schools Councillors have and will continue to promote and support this initiative.
We hope to continue our good work this year and have a number of other exciting projects to look forward to.
You can keep up to date with our work on the school pupil blog - please feel free to add your comments!