Pupils help Keynsham primary earn health award

Published on: 04 Jan 2013

Pupils help Keynsham primary earn health award

A report by pupils on the success of a campaign to get more children cycling has helped a Keynsham primary school earn a Healthy Schools Certificate.

The accolade, from NHS B&NES and Bath and North East Somerset Council, was presented to St Keyna Primary School for its work to promote healthy lifestyles among its youngsters.

The school achieved the award by reviewing all of its health-related initiatives and setting new targets, and is a step towards the Director of Public Health Award.

Paul Scott, acting director of Public Health for Bath and North East Somerset, who chairs the awarding body, said: “I would like to congratulate St Keyna Primary School for all the work they have put into achieving their Healthy Schools Certificate as part of the Director of Public Health Award.

“Their commitment to health and wellbeing is obvious and we were particularly impressed by the way in which children have been involved in increasing the numbers walking and cycling to school. The staff also works hard to make the school a safe and nurturing place for all of the pupils to be.”

Mr Scott presented the award to the school at a special assembly last month, which was also attended by Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet member for early years, children and youth.

She said: “Everyone at St Keyna Primary School has done so well in winning their Healthy Schools Certificate, and we hope the positive examples they continue to set will inspire others to consider how they may improve too.”

The next step for the school is to earn the Healthy Outcomes Certificate, by showing how it has improved the health and wellbeing of its pupils.

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