ST VINCENT’S pupils recently celebrated gaining a gold award for health promotion.
The school has worked extremely hard over the last two years in order to ensure children, staff and parents are equipped with sound knowledge in relation to health and wellbeing.
It is hoped this, in turn, will enable them to make healthier lifestyle choices.
The school’s journey to gold was lots of fun and the local community supported the school every step of the way.
The health committee has developed and extended healthy choices through various initiatives, some of which included: Fruity Friday, health competitions and magazines, healthy newsletters, an anti-bullying campaign, massage in schools, after-school clubs led by staff, lunch time clubs led by primary seven pupils, health days and weeks for parents and children, health stalls at parent's evening, nutrition talks and much more.
St Vincent's now looks forward to establishing a healthy tuck shop and building a health page on the school website.
Health promoting schools’ co-ordinator Cheryl Farrell told the News: “We will continue with our already established initiatives and will also strive to continue to provide information and encouragement to the school community on what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle.
“St Vincent’s Primary is determined to ensure it remains a gold standard health-promoting school.”