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Congratulations to Orton Wistow Primary School – the most recent school to achieve both the Food Smart and Healthy Schools Bronze Award


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Orton Wistow Primary School

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Congratulations to Orton Wistow Primary School – the most recent school to achieve both the Food Smart and Healthy Schools Bronze Award The commitment to embedding a whole school approach to health and wellbeing throughout the school is impressive and the process of achieving these two awards has helped the staff to recognise and celebrate

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St Augustine’s Cof E Junior School

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The accreditation process has identified areas for improvement and also showed us what we do well. Our school is very aware that the teaching of where our food comes from, being able to see it growing in our school planters and then being able to cook it and eat it, helps children to have a

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St Peter’s Secondary School

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We have developed our displays and website to be more informative to students, staff and parents.  The plan for a school allotment became more valid and has allowed volunteers to participate. We have been able to change caterers and we’re clearer about the requirements for healthy food.  We hope to not just plan for, but

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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

The national charity YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust) has partnered with a number of local organisations to provide a unique opportunity for teachers to attend two virtual workshops providing access to a host of gaming and gambling teaching resources as well as the chance to obtain certification.

The local partnership which is committed to prioritising the importance of teaching personal safety comprises of East Cambridgeshire’s Community Safety Partnership, Cambridgeshire Police Children and Young People’s Team, the PSHE Service as well as Cambridge United Community Trust.

To support primary schools in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough equip their pupils with an awareness of gaming/gambling related harm, YGAM is providing two free workshops on:

Thursday 2nd December 2021 (15:45 – 17:15)

Thursday 9th December 2021 (15:45 – 17:15)

What’s New

The School Plates Programme – Revolutionising School Food!

From September 2021, free consultancy will be available for all schools that have participated or are currently participating in the local Food Smart programme to encourage a whole school, positive approach towards healthy eating, food and nutrition.

This offer will also, going forwards, be provided to schools at the point of sign up for Food Smart.

The partnership between Food Smart and ProVeg UK and its School Plates programme will give schools the option of receiving free consultancy to work with caterers to help improve the variety and quality of food provision which is both healthier and more sustainable. Most importantly the menu changes which are suggested by ProVeg UK  are designed to encourage the children to sample different types of food and enjoy them!

What’s New

The Healthy You, Student Stop Smoking Service provides a behavioural therapy programme to empower young people to explore and understand strategies to stop smoking.

The programme (delivered on the school site) consists of 4 group sessions across 8 weeks and provides opportunities for discussion as well as self-reflection alongside presentations and group activities.

Campaign material is also available for digital signage around the school and includes a selection of bite-size smoking activities that can be delivered during tutor group time to encourage students to come forward for the stop smoking support.

A bespoke text messaging service is also available for young people should they prefer to opt for a series of 1:1 clinic sessions held with one of the Healthy You Stop Smoking practitioners.

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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