Over 30 Primary and Secondary schools from across Birmingham came together this week to celebrate their achievements in our Health for Life programme, which over 5 years has reached over 60,000 students and teachers. The event was hosted by our community partner The Health Education Service and schools were joined by The Lord Mayor Of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice and stakeholders from Public Health England. The Lord Mayor praised Health for Life and the support from The Mondelēz International Foundation, which has invested £3.5 million into the programme and congratulated all the children for their commitment and achievements.
Sladefield Infant School used their Health for Life funding to create a rooftop growing space, as the school has no access to any green space. The children have transformed it into a productive fruit and veg patch which they cook in class to create tasty meals.
Cardinal Wiseman Technology College used their funding to create a dance studio primarily to encourage physical activity amongst their female students who are typically known to shy away from traditional PE and sports.
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About Health for Life
Health for Life is a £3.1 million ($5 million) five-year programme which seeks to achieve a sustained difference in healthy lifestyles, through activities that engage people in growing food, physical activity, healthy eating and cookery. The programme takes a whole community approach to support children, adults and families to live healthier lifestyles for generations to come and has, to date, reached over 150,000 people.
Working in partnership, Health for Life is funded by the Mondelēz International Foundation and delivered by The Conservation Volunteers and Health Education Service with Life Education Centres West Midlands, through primary schools, secondary schools and the wider community. Health for Life in primary schools was initiated in September 2011 and the other two programme strands, Health for Life in the community and Health for Life in secondary schools were introduced in 2012.
The programme supports Change4Life, the wellbeing campaign from the Department of Health, and has received national acclaim with Mondelēz International winning the Food and Drinks Federation Health and Wellbeing Award in 2013 and Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Award, in the Building Stronger Communities category, for the Health for Life in primary schools programme.