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Melksham Healthy Schools

Thursday 16th November 2017

Yesterday Melksham schools celebrated their recent Healthy Schools achievements at a celebration event at The Manor School. This is one of 3 Wiltshire Healthy Schools celebrations taking place this month.

Eleven schools in the Melksham area recently completed the programme 

  • Aloeric Primary School (bronze)
  • Bowerhill Primary School (bronze)
  • Churchfields, The Village School, Atworth (bronze)
  • Forest and Sandridge CofE Primary School (gold)
  • Melksham Oak Community School (bronze)
  • River Mead School (bronze)
  • Seend CofE Primary School (silver)
  • Shaw CofE Primary School (bronze)
  • St George’s CofE Primary School, Semington (bronze)
  • St Mary’s Broughton Gifford Primary School (bronze)
  • The Manor School (bronze)

Each Melksham Healthy School has been working on projects encouraging a healthy lifestyle, with a focus on promoting healthy weight. Working as part of a local cluster has encouraged collaborative working between local schools, sharing of resources and best practice. This model is now being used by other area boards, to encourage more schools to address local health priorities by becoming Healthy Schools.

Cabinet member for children’s services Laura Mayes said: “I’m pleased to see so many schools are involved in this important programme which promotes the health and wellbeing of our pupils in exciting ways which inspire the children to be involved.

“I’d like to congratulate all the schools for achieving these awards for their commitment and innovation which has made their programmes a success.”

Melksham Area Board provided £4,488.00  towards the project. Chairman of the board Jon Hubbard said: “As an area board we thought it was important to help fund this important work and the schools have used innovative ways to implement this and inspire the children. I’m very pleased so many have achieved this level and  congratulations to all involved.”

A total of 131 schools are currently involved in the programme, with 73 schools having  Wiltshire Healthy Schools at bronze, silver or gold level. 

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