Schools can help children lead a healthy lifestyle directly - to make healthy food choices at lunchtime, to be active at and on the way to school. More widely, schools can help children learn about their health, and develop their motivation and self-respect to make healthy choices.
The Healthy Schools London Programme is designed to help schools support their children to be healthier. There are three levels of award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The tiered structure of the award is designed to help schools to progressively build on their policies and practice over a period of time.
A Healthy School promotes the health and wellbeing of its pupils and staff through a well planned, taught curriculum in a physical and emotional environment that promotes learning and healthy lifestyle choices.
After our audit for the Bronze Award in which we highlighted a number of aspects of our school, we were recognised for our outstanding achievements in our volunteering within the school and our fundraising for our selected charities. It is embedded in our ethos that children have rights but with these rights comes responsibilities to use their skills and talents to make a difference to the lives of others.
St Mary's was one of a few schools selected to share their good practice with others on the Healthy Schools website. Please see the video by following the link below which captures the essence of what we believe is our responsibility to others.