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Primary school pupils awarded for healthy lifestyles

Press Release   •   Mar 04, 2019 09:40 GMT

Students from Thornton Primary School receiving their Health for Life award

Birmingham primary school students got the chance to meet the Lord Mayor, as she commended them for their efforts in leading healthier lifestyles.

Pupils and teachers from eleven schools in the region were invited to the Town Hall to receive their awards at the Health for Life celebration event, after demonstrating how they have incorporated exercise and healthy eating into their school day.

The Health for Life programme aims to promote active and healthy lifestyles in a way that appeals to each school individually, and these awards celebrate how teachers, pupils and families have worked together to make exercise and nutrition a fun and engaging part of learning.

Stanville Primary School and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School have seen the rewards of dedicating time to teach children about growing their own produce in their newly created allotment areas; whilst Wyndcliffe Primary School and Somerville Primary School have been helped by the initiative to fit-out brand new cookery classrooms, equipped with ovens and all the necessities to prepare nutritious meals.

Health for Life is able to offer its range of opportunities for schools through funding from Mondelēz International and support from Services for Education and The Conservation Volunteers.

Razia Ali, head teacher at Wyndcliffe Primary School, said: “Thanks to Health for Life, we’ve launched a cookery club in our amazing new Children's Kitchen based in a classroom, which the students absolutely love. It’s changed everyone’s attitude towards making meals which are good for them, and receiving an award from the Lord Mayor is the icing on the healthy cake!”

Dr Sandra Passmore, senior advisor at Services for Education, said: “The celebration event really showcases what the children have learnt in the last 12 months. The students are at an age where learning about health is vital, and these lessons can impact their whole lives.”

Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondelēz International, said: “We’ve supported Health for Life for many years now, and every year we’re still surprised at the brilliant work each school does, and the positive effects it can have at home as well. This event is a great way to reward everyone involved for their hard work.”

For more information about the work carried out by Health for Life in schoolsplease contact Sandra.passmore@servicesforeducation.co.uk

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