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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School
Healthy Schools London Award

 

We are pleased to announce that school has been awarded the Bronze London Healthy Schools award. 

Supporting children’s health and wellbeing is an important aspect of our school and our Whole, Happy, Healthy strategy.  The programme helps schools to refresh, revive and re-establish the healthy environments we have  worked hard to develop.

Taking part and working successfully through the tiered awards, enables our school to directly support the health and wellbeing of our children and staff. 

An evaluation of the national programme on which HSL is based showed the following tangible outcomes:

  • Increased amount of opportunities that children and young people have to be physically active in and out of schools
  • Increased participation of children and young people in physical activity in and out of school
  • Improved links between schools and communities that promote physical activity
  • Increased school meal uptake including free school meals
  • Improved children and young people’s access to healthy packed lunches and snacks throughout the school day.

The benefits go beyond health.  Participating schools have also reported reduced incidence of bullying, improved behaviour and improved attendance.  Headteachers have also said that they found the Healthy Schools London Programme helpful as a general school improvement tool. 

 

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