On Tuesday 17 June at Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith at 7pm, Noreen Wetton, an acclaimed author and education consultant, will present another 18 schools in Cumbria with the Healthy School Award.
Cumbria County Council works in partnership with the Primary Care Trusts in North Cumbria and Morecambe Bay in developing health initiatives in schools. A number of guests will be attending the ceremony, including County Councillor Joan Stocker, Cabinet Spokesperson for Education, Corporate Director - Education, John Nellist and Director of Public Health, Jean Vickers.
The schools receiving awards come from right across the county and represent a wide range of communities. This will bring the total number of accredited schools in Cumbria to 79. The Cumbria Healthy Schools Team is currently supporting over 200 schools in the county to develop health related activities including personal, social and health education, sex and relationships, drugs education and emotional health and well-being. Many schools have also looked at food and balanced eating, citizenship, safer routes to school, physical activity and school councils.
County Councillor Joan Stocker, Cabinet Spokesperson for Education says
"I am delighted that again so many schools have achieved this award. 79 schools Countywide is a wonderful achievement and recognises the commitment of not only the schools themselves but of the Cumbria Healthy School Team as well. The health needs of the young people in this area are very important and to be able to develop a wide range of health initiatives and receive so many awards is a major achievement for this County."
For further information on the work of Cumbria Healthy Schools and this event please contact Claire Hutton at Kendal Education Office on 01539 773502.