Healthy School

 What is a healthy school?

A healthy school cares for its pupils, its staff and the whole community it serves.

A healthy school is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements.  It is committed to on going improvement and development.  It promotes physical and emotional health by equipping pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.  A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist 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.

Our Vision

At Bourne Elsea Park we are committed to the 'Healthy Schools' ethos.  We understand that the Programme isn't just about physical health, it's about good health and happiness inside and out.  And it's not just about pupils either; a Healthy School involves the whole school community - from parents to governors to school staff - in improving their health and their happiness and getting the most out of life.

A healthy place to be

We believe children in Healthy Schools feel healthier, happier and safer.  Their parents feel more involved in their child's health and learning and often feel better themselves.  The Healthy Schools programme brings sustained improvement in behaviour and standards of work.

Our Aims

The impact of the programme is based on a whole-school approach to physical and emotional well-being focused on four core themes:

 Personal, Social & Health Education

 Healthy Eating

 Physical Activity

 Emotional Healthy & Well being

Making the difference with healthy choices

Breakfast

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it kick starts our metabolism and gives us energy for the morning ahead until lunchtime.  We encourage the children to have the right breakfast to feel alert and ready to begin lessons.

Lunchtime

Children will be able to enjoy a healthy hot meal if they so wish. There are four healthy options from which to choose every day; jacket potatoes, salad, fruit and yoghurts are always available. The children will spend time learning about healthy choices for their lunchboxes. 

 Healthy activities during play.We recognise the importance of physical health and the lifelong advantages physical exercise has on our lives.  We encourage the children to use exercise in their daily routine and not just during sporting activities.

At Bourne Elsea Park we will create many healthy activities these are just a few examples:

Activate

'Activate' which is a carefully constructed exercise programme is used with the children for approximately 10 minutes first thing in the morning before lessons start and for approximately 5 minutes after lunch before afternoon lessons begin.  The gentle exercise stimulates their minds ready to learn.

Walk Out Whenever

We will be taking part in the WOW (Walk Out Whenever) initiative which is Steposaurus for the younger pupils. These encourage children to walk to school.