A Healthy SchoolA Healthy School

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Children at St. Mary’s are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.



Healthy lifestyles are encouraged in a number of ways

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles through the curriculum and everyday learning.
  • Children engage in the daily ‘Smile for a Mile’ initiative and a variety of lunchtime activities.
  • Regular PE lessons covering many different sports, swimming and other physical activitiesA variety of healthy and active after school clubs include mindfulness, yoga, street dance and cheer leading as well as more traditional, competitive sports
  • Encouraging children to drink water and eat only healthy fruit snacks
  • Providing and encouraging only healthy eating options for breakfast club, breaks and lunchtimes
  • Pupil lead ‘Move It Monday’ and ‘Fit on Friday’ exercise to music
  • Participating in local sporting events including football, netball and basketball tournaments and competitions
  • Lunches are cooked on the premises with the emphasis on wholesome, healthy food and a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and a salad bar is available everyday
  • If your child prefers to bring a packed lunch, we strongly encourage healthy eating options to be provided. All uneaten food is retained in lunchboxes and sent home so parents are fully aware of how much and what has been eaten during the school day.
  • We encourage children to walk to school wherever possible. If walking is not an option then public transport or the use of ‘Park and Stride’ from St Mary’s Church car park or The Carousel are preferred options. This is supported through daily monitoring across the classes using ‘Travel Tracker’ with the competition to win ‘Parker Bear’ for the class each half term.