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Congratulations to Thongsley Fields Primary & Nursery School – the first school to achieve the standards for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools bronze award and to be awarded Healthy Schools status. May 2021.


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Thongsley Fields Primary & Nursery School

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Congratulations to Thongsley Fields Primary School – the first school to achieve the standards for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools bronze award and to be awarded Healthy Schools status.

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Orton Wistow Primary School

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Children in school are aware of how to keep healthy, both in terms of exercise and the importance of what they eat.  Children now know that not all food that is advertised as ‘healthy’ is.  They understand the links between too much sugar consumption and damage to their body, in particular, heart and teeth health. 

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Southfields Primary School

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‘Being new to the role, I have learnt so much more about how the school approaches food, celebrates food and manages food production. I think we are unique in the fact that we have an allotment onsite with fruit and vegetables which we grow and eat, and that the children can observe and learn from.

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Cavalry Primary School

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‘The process of completing the Food Smart Bronze Award has had a really positive impact on our school. The children are much more aware of where their food comes from and what constitutes a balanced diet. They are well informed about the importance of healthy eating and adequate water intake and enjoy a broad range of

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Thongsley Fields Primary & Nursery School

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‘The impact of completing the Food Smart Bronze award had been positive on the whole school staff, pupils and families.  As a school we are more reflective on opportunities presented to our pupils within our daily routines e.g. snack times and lunch times. The School Council have been keen to gain this award and this

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Guyhirn Primary School

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‘Reminds and reinvigorates the need to focus on food and nutrition in school. Assists in identifying any gaps’

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Nene Valley Primary School

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“We have become more aware of how many different aspects contribute towards healthy schools and well-being. It requires commitment and support from all aspects of the school community: teaching staff, leadership, children, parents/carers, and the wider community.“

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The Beeches

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‘It has been helpful to enhance our outdoor growing sessions and therefore cooking in school. It has also enhanced the delivery of healthy lifestyles and helped us audit where we are in school and how we need to progress to achieve the silver award.’

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What’s New

Promoting the importance of personal safety through the Primary Eyes and Ears programme. The Cambridgeshire Police Children and Young People team together with the East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership have produced a primary version of the Eyes and Ears programme consisting of three modules which support the requirements of the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum. The content focuses on the issues of personal privacy, respect and consent to help young people achieve a better understanding of how to keep themselves safe and how to behave towards their peers, including online. All of the teaching resources are available for FREE and schools that deliver the modules as part of the wider RSHE programme will receive acknowledgement in the form of a certificate and the use of the Community Eyes and Ears logo which has been commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the building resilient communities project.

What’s New

NHS Health Checks On site for School Staff across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

In view of the associated increased risk of suffering from Covid 19 as a result of an underlying health condition, it is even more important today to be able to take informed steps to improve your overall health.

The NHS Health Check is available to everyone between the age of 40 – 74 so that a support pathway can be provided if necessary  to help lower the risk of high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and stroke.

These checks are fully compliant with Covid safety guidelines and take approximately 20 -30 minutes with results being produced immediately . They can be conducted on any school site – primary or secondary – and thereby reduce the need for eligible staff to visit the local GP surgeries.

What’s New

Free school-based nutrition and physical activity initiatives

Healthy You for schools forms part of the new integrated lifestyles service for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and comprises of a variety of lesson plans, videos and activities that can support young people to understand the importance of making healthy choices. The focus is on food education and physical activity and there are a variety of options available that can be accessed individually or as part of a development plan to embed a whole school approach to encouraging healthy lifestyles. Coupled with the Food Smart package, which comprises of classroom resources, assemblies as well as opportunities for teacher training and parent workshops, there is a plethora of choice to enable schools to deliver against the new Health Education requirements.

Personal, Social and Health Education

Find resources here on the themes of: drugs, alcohol, smoking and vaping, oral health, hygiene, puberty, relationships, LGBTQ, living in the wider world

Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being

Find resources here on the themes of: bullying, on-line stress, exam stress, bereavement, sleep and healthy minds.

Keeping Safe

Find guidance and information on the themes of: road safety, water safety, fire safety, safeguarding, first aid, crime and the law and online safety.

Resilience

Find out how to get involved in delivering a universal resilience programme through which young people will be enabled to acquire the skills to help them avoid risk taking behaviours, choose healthy lifestyles and improve their long term health outcomes.

Physical Activity

Find guidance to support young people to become physically literate, active, happier and more self-assured and resilient. Resources also focus on walking and cycling initiatives as well as swimming and The Daily Mile

Healthy Eating

Find here a range of practical activities to encourage healthy eating as well as information to support school food standards, nutrition and food education.

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