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Healthy Schools

 

 

Here at Ysgol Bryn Teg we aim to develop our pupils to be healthy, confident individuals ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society. We are a part of the Carmarthenshire County Council Healthy Schools Scheme. This project forms part of the  ‘World Health Organizations initiative European Network of Health Promoting Schools’.

The Healthy Schools officer is – Miss Gretel Lewis. Please ask to speak to her if you have any questions regarding Healthy Schools.

There are 7 health topics that we cover as a school. These include;

  • Food and Fitness
  • Mental and Emotional Health and Well Being
  • Personal Development and Relationships
  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Hygiene

This term we are focusing on ‘Food and Fitness’ and ‘Hygiene’, we will be incorporating these themes into our curriculum throughout the term. One example of how we are doing this is that we now have a minimum of 3 P.E sessions a week and offer 50% of learning in the outdoors.

We have given the children the challenge of presenting the importance of drinking water every day. please read below are some excellent examples that have been given across the school.

Importance of drinking water by a Year 6 Pupil

Importance of drinking water by a Year 6 pupil

Key dates for Healthy Schools;

  • 14th- 24th June- Healthy Schools fortnight.

ImagePlease keep your bikes and scooters in our bike shed! 🙂

 

Healthy Lunchboxes

As a school we encourage families to send their children in with a healthy lunchbox. Children are encouraged to drink water with their packed lunch, and we do not permit the consumption of squash and fizzy drinks. Please see below tips on creating a healthy packed lunch;

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healthy-lunchboxes-leaflet by WAG

Hygiene

As a school we take hygiene very seriously. We promote excellent personal hygiene throughout the school by regularly encouraging children to wash their hands using the NHS 7 steps to clean hands guidance. As well as this we have hand sanitizers in every class to promote good hand hygiene throughout the school day.

Oral Hygiene- In the Foundation Phase we promote the National oral Health Improvement Programme- Design 2 Smile. For more information on how you can promote excellent oral hygiene for your child at home please visit their website by clicking here 

Designed to Smile

BNF Healthy Eating Week 

This year for BNF Healthy Eating week we promoted healthy cooking throughout the school. Please see images below of the children enjoying cooking healthy recipes:

For further information regarding healthy schools please see our healthy schools policy below;