Healthy and Active Lifestyles
We have well developed partnerships with other schools to promote healthy lifestyles. We belong to the KS2 district sports association. We are also involved in the KS1 sports Weyside sports association to enhance our transition programme from infant into junior school. We have a strong sports partnership with All Hallows and Heath End secondary schools which many of our children go onto attend.
We have strong links with the local community sports clubs including The Bourne tennis Sports Club, Farnham Rugby Club and Farnham Leisure Centre.
Active Clubs and Sporting Opportunities
In addition to the curriculum the children have a broad range of active extra-curricular clubs to choose from. Many opportunities are given to participate in both non- competitive and competitive sport. Intra and inter sports competitions and festivals are attended regularly. The school has recently been awarded the silver award for Surrey School Games Mark which is a nationally recognised award for the provision of sports in schools.
Children either have a nutritionally well-balanced hot school meal or a packed lunch provided by their parents. Parents are encouraged to send a healthy packed lunch and children are educated in lessons about what constitutes a healthy packed lunch.
Children are asked to bring fresh fruit or vegetables to eat at break time. This is to encourage them that the majority of the time we should be eating healthy foods and promote good habits for life. Treats should be just that and eaten only occasionally.
The children have access to a water fountain at lunch times and water in available in lesson time.
The children are encouraged to be active at lunch times with playground equipment for active games available to all. They also have football timetabled at lunchtime to ensure all year groups have access to playing sport during the week. Each lunch time ‘Playground Leaders’ from Y4, Y5 and Y6 lead active play activities with the younger pupils. There is also a trained lunch time supervisor who organises games and activities for the children.
We have a healthy schools’ co-ordinator who works with the P.E. Co-ordinator to promote healthy lifestyles amongst our children. We currently hold the Healthy Schools status.
Healthy living is taught as part of our P.E., Science and P.S.H.E. curriculum. We participate in the golden boot challenge on an annual basis. There are many theme weeks such as Food awareness and Keeping Healthy.
Keeping active helps children concentrate on their learning and promotes positivity. Each class is timetabled to use the running track on a daily basis .
In assemblies we regularly promote healthy lifestyles.