Healthy Schools & Meals

In this section of the website, we will include information on ‘healthy school’ initiatives such as anti-bullying, healthy eating etc. Information will regularly be added to this section and we hope that parents will find it interesting.

We have been working on the ‘Healthy School Award’ this year with the focus of ‘Anti-bullying’.  So far this year we have done the following:

  •  Carried out ongoing class assemblies with ‘being a good friend’ focus.

November 2015

  • Questionnaires completed by parents and children around ‘Bullying’ to identify what needed to be addressed.
  • Whole school participation in ‘Make a friend week’, information/support provided to parents via newsletter
  • Buddy benches were purchased for school yard to encourage friendships at play times.
  • Training for buddies on how to use ‘Buddy benches’ and around empathy.
  • ‘Random acts of kindness’ certificates introduced (random act of kindness cert)

January 2016

  • ‘Play in a day’ for Years 4 and 6-focus ‘Cyberbullying and e-safety’
  • Staff, parents and pupils reviewed our ‘Anti-bullying’ policy and devised a child friendly version (see updated copies below)

May 2016

  • Empathy/being a good friend workshop for Year 4 children.

June 2016.

  • Questionnaires completed by parents and children around ‘Bullying’ to follow up from questionnaires previously sent out.

Healthy Meal Choices      primary-school-menu

  • Children who have a balanced meal at lunchtime can concentrate better and are more receptive during afternoon lessons.
  • Lack of exercise and poor diet mean that one in four children are either overweight or obese.
  • Sitting down and eating a meal together helps children develop social and interpersonal skills.

 

For more information about Gateshead meals, click here: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Education%20and%20Learning/Schools/School-meals/home.aspx

 

We have been awarded a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ for our work around ‘Anti bullying’ last year (2015-2016).

We are currently working on re-vamping our tuck shop snacks.  School council have helped to decide on healthy snacks for the tuck shop.  We aim to introduce our new tuck shop after half term, watch this space..

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Healthy School Policy – click for details about food in schools and information on how we promote healthy choices.

July 2017

Over the past year we have been working on achieving the ‘Healthy School Award’ and the ‘Inclusion Award’.  The whole school completed work and activities to raise children’s awareness of disabilities, the results from the questionnaire at the end of the year showed that the children’s awareness had been raised quite considerably.  We have also been ensuring that our school is a Healthy School by introducing a healthy tuck shop, having buddies and friendship areas and implementing our new ‘Food in School’ policy as well as many other things.

We attended a presentation event last week and were awarded 4 certificates for all of our hard work-well done Front Street!  Here we are along with Councillor Dillon, Mayor of Gateshead and Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health Gateshead.

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Here is a copy of our food in school policy.