Tuesday 14 May 2019
During their assembly on the morning of Wednesday 15th May, Lady Corder will present St Martin's Primary School with their Guernsey Healthy Schools award.
The school has achieved the award in the past but this is the first time it has achieved the new Guernsey award which has been based on a scheme running successfully in Essex.
The Healthy Schools programme is designed to support and strengthen the schools' Personal Social Health and Education curriculum and enable schools to audit their practice and celebrate the good work they are doing to support and develop young people's health and wellbeing. Healthy Schools also supports Guernsey's Children and Young People's Plan and Healthy Weight Strategy. The award includes standards that are required to be met in the following areas;
- Leadership and Management
- Policy Development
- Learning and Teaching (including PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), emotional health and wellbeing, physical activity and food and nutrition
- Giving children and young people a voice
- Partnerships and support services
Cate Mason, Headteacher, said:
"It is wonderful to welcome Lady Corder to St Martin's Primary School and we are delighted that she is able to present our Healthy School Award. The children and staff have worked hard and we are proud of what we have achieved. We have made some great improvements to our school; for instance we have re-planned our PE lessons, widened our Personal Social Health Education curriculum and improved our healthy eating policy. Thank you so much everyone who helped us on our way."
Alun Williams, Lifelong Learning Manager, who visited the school, said:
"We are delighted that Lady Corder has agreed to present the Guernsey Healthy Schools award to St Martin's Primary School. This will be the fifth award presented by Lady Corder and St Martin's school has worked extremely hard to achieve this award. Helping young people to make healthy lifestyle choices is at the heart of school life."