Pocklington Infant School staff and pupils delighted after earning recognition with Healthy Schools award
Staff and children at Pocklington Infant School are delighted with the news this week that the school has been recognised as one of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s ‘Healthy Schools’.
The aim of Healthy Schools is to support schools to help their children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly.
The assessment focuses on areas such as the school ethos and environment, enhancing wellbeing through personal, social, health education (PSHE), supporting children and young people to eat well and get active, through to building resilience and supporting emotional wellbeing of the whole school.
An increase in after-school activities to increase health and wellbeing, as well as a refreshed healthy dinner option each day for every pupil, are a few of the recent initiatives introduced within school.
This is another step for the school as its works towards a School Development Plan to make improvements across the whole school community.
Headteacher Dr Lynn Bartram said: “I’m delighted for our entire school community. Thank you to the fantastic team at the school, our children and parents and carers who have helped us to work together and create a healthy culture here.
“This award recognises how we have taken a whole school approach to wellbeing over the last few years.
“Over the last 12 months our response to the Covid-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the importance of everyone’s health and wellbeing.”
Chair of governors, Jamie Morgan said: ‘This is excellent news and very well-deserved recognition for the great emphasis our school team places on the importance of health and wellbeing of our children.
“I would like to extend my thanks on behalf of all of our governors to Dr Bartram and all of her school team for their work in achieving this award.”