George Eliot Achieves Healthy Schools Gold Award!
George Eliot Primary School has now successfully achieved our Healthy Schools London Gold Award!
To achieve a Gold Award, schools have to provide evidence that they have significantly impacted change in two distinct areas across the school. We were able to show that the work that we did here at school had a direct impact on the lifestyles and choices of the children in school by:
- increasing the amount of children that come to school by foot, bike or scooter
- increasing the amount of children that enjoy being physically active
- decreasing the amount of children that only eat 1-2 portions of fruit/vegetables per day
- decreasing the amount of children that drink more than 1 glass of fizzy drink per day.
Additionally, we implemented the MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) programme with the support of MyTime Active which has contributed to our Gold Award. We are continuing to work with MyTime Active this year to help sustain the fantastic work we have done around healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
We are now working towards a second Gold Award with a focus on Mental Health – watch this space!