From the 15th-19th October, Glebelands School held a celebration of their Healthy Schools status with a variety of events and activities. The school enjoyed a week of fun and competitions to reintroduce the concept of Healthy Schools to Glebelands’ students and staff and to raise the profile of encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Eating was encouraged by a Healthy Eating competition where the students were encouraged to bring in fruit and vegetables in their lunch boxes, or choose fruit and vegetables as part of their school meal. They were given a stamp on a loyalty card for every fruit and vegetable. At the end of the week, the tutor group with the most stamps was given a basket of fresh fruits.
Emotional health and well-being was promoted by a ‘Nominate a Great Mate’ competition. Students were encouraged to vote for a friend whom they felt deserved to be recognised for doing something special, or being someone special. Some lovely nominations were received, showing that friendship is a really important part of the Glebelands community. The best nominations were given a little prize.
Various departments also took part in the week by conducting lessons in line with Healthy Schools. The Geography department gave a lesson on death rates around the world; the Music department held a ‘Stomp-like’ class using apples to crunch in time to music and the Drama department gave lessons on anti-bullying. Students were taught about relaxation and happiness in Learning For Life and were also invited to offer ‘random acts of kindness’ to others through their assemblies.
The week ended with a fantastic day of fun for the staff and students in the form of a ‘Crazy hat day’. Everyone who wore a hat paid some money towards the NSPCC. There were all forms of hats, from animal prints to a big pink panther head. The prize for the craziest hat went to Year 7 student Bryony for her home-made ‘5-a-day’ hat! The staff prize went to Mr Hepburn of the PE department for his beautiful baby bonnet.
Overall, the week was successful and everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyment. The hope is that Healthy Schools is here to stay at Glebelands.
Source - Glebelands School