Youngsters are a picture of health

PUBLISHED: 13:39 29 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

The healthy youngsters

The healthy youngsters

YOUNGSTERS at Ely s St Mary s School are the picture of health - and now it s official. The school has just been awarded National Healthy Schools status under a Government initiative designed to improve the health of schoolchildren nationwide. Pupils and

YOUNGSTERS at Ely's St Mary's School are the picture of health - and now it's official.

The school has just been awarded National Healthy Schools status under a Government initiative designed to improve the health of schoolchildren nationwide.

Pupils and the school's Healthy School Working Party, which comprised teachers, parents, governors and the school nurse, worked together to achieve the prestigious award.

Home-cooked lunches helped to teach the children about healthy eating and they learnt about the importance of exercise and taking care of their bodies.

The school also launched a unique Home-School Partnership book, which has proved a huge success with parents and staff, to make sure everyone is involved with promoting healthy lifestyles.

Headteacher, Mr James Hickish said, "We are absolutely delighted that all our hard work in promoting healthy living has been recognised".

"The children and their representatives on the School's Council also report how much they enjoy all the exciting activities available to them at lunchtimes through the Play Pals Scheme," said Jenny Hemsley, Year 6 teacher and leader for the Healthy Schools Project.

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