Histon and Impington Park Primary recognises that a healthy school is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to ongoing improvement and development. It promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards. It also recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.
- To promote a whole school approach to a healthy lifestyle
- To educate children about the importance of looking after their mental health and well-being
- To help children and staff develop greater confidence, motivation, self-esteem and have the skills, information and understanding to make important life and health choices using current information and outside agencies.
- To provide children and staff with the opportunities to make informed choices about a healthy lifestyle based on current information and liaison with outside agencies
- To promote safe working and playing relationships and environment both inside and outside of school
- For children to learn how to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.
- To provide high quality Physical Education and School Sport and promote Physical Activity as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle
- To increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of water in their diet
- To develop the teaching of Food Technology aspect of the Design and Technology Curriculum with regard to Healthy Eating
- To have additional opportunities to prepare and make food with a specialist teacher funded by the PTA
- To provide children with more choices as to how they use their playtime by the development of the school grounds
- To encourage KS2 children to choose a healthy snack at morning break time
- To support the ‘Fruit for School’s’ initiative by encouraging KS1 children to eat one portion every day at break.
- To have access to daily Milk via the Cool Milk website
- To achieve better academic results within a setting that supports their health and well being
We asked the School Council for thoughts on what they thought made our school a healthy school... here they are:
- Healthy food for lunches
- Making sure everything is tidy and safe.
- Thinking about our Mental Health and having a quiet, safe environment
- Making sure everyone joins in with exercise
- Having Active PE lessons
- Making sure people have healthy packed lunches
- Rubbish being put in correct bins
- Everyone playing together happily
- Having healthy teachers
- Taking care of each other
- Eating the rainbow
- Mindfulness and relaxation time
- Lessons on healthy eating
- Pictures of body labelling different parts and saying what vitamins we need for different parts of our body
They also suggested things that could make our school even better:
- Growing vegetables and flowers
- More vegetables and fruit in salad bar
- More equipment / exercising equipment / climbing frame / slide