This has been an important aspect of the school over the past few years.
Danielle Bowmaker led some work last year on the Healthy Schools Programme. All the criteria on the Health and Wellbeing Review were met and we are delighted that Primrose Hill is now recognised as a Healthy School for a further two years until July 2019 and received the Silver Award.
Thank you so much for all your hard work completing the Health and Wellbeing Review which demonstrates all the excellent health and wellbeing work at Primrose Hill.
The Healthy Schools Programme focuses on the following areas within school:
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity including active travel
- Emotional Health and Wellbeing
During the summer term, the children and staff worked incredibly hard to ensure that all children were eating at least one item of fruit AND veg in school every day. The children tracked their results and the winners enjoyed a smoothie making workshop with children from across the school. The kale was a huge success!!! Classes all received a fruit and veg treat.
We also had a huge push on increasingly the healthiness of our packed lunches. A Packed Lunches Audit carried out by Camden, found that children receiving a school lunch were more likely to eat 1+ items of veg a day. Those children bringing a packed lunch made fantastic improvements. Well done! If in doubt, please refer to our Packed Lunches policy as outlined in the Packed Lunches letter to parents.
In addition to this term, as a school we have been developing our garden education. This began with an amazing garden space but has grown into a fantastic resource. We now offer several gardening clubs, garden education with maths, the chickens (Kylie, Madonna and Cyndi who blog each week in our newsletter) and we are soon going to install some really cool garden equipment and a pond.