Award for lunchtime buddy initiative at Peasedown St John Primary School
An innovative scheme where pupils help other children to enjoy their school dinners has seen Peasedown St John Primary School awarded the Healthy Schools Certificate.
The accolade, which is given out by NHS B&NES and Bath and North East Somerset Council, is a step towards the school's goal of achieving the Director of Public Health Award.
Peasedown St John achieved the Healthy Schools Certificate by reviewing all of its health-related work and setting new targets.
One of the school's initiatives is the launch of the volunteer Year 5 Bistro Buddies who help improve the dining experience for their fellow pupils.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
This new award has been developed locally and was launched in April this year. It recognises and rewards schools, nurseries and further education colleges which support the health and wellbeing of their children and young people.
Paul Scott, acting director of public health for B&NES, said: "Their commitment to health and wellbeing is obvious and we were particularly impressed by the way in which children have been involved in improving lunchtimes. Having the Bistro Buddies is a great idea."
The Director of Public Health Award is a health and wellbeing programme commissioned by NHS B&NES for all educational settings. The school's programme is developed and delivered by B&NES.
Councillor Dine Romero (Lib Dem, Southdown), the council's cabinet member for early years, children and youth, said: "We hope the school's continuous efforts to improve will inspire others to follow suit."
The school now plans to focus on obtaining the Healthy Outcomes Certificate. To gain this it has to show how is has improved the health and wellbeing of its pupils.
Once it has achieved both certificates, it will qualify for the Director of Public Health Award.