Chester Park Juniors praised

August 16 2016

CHESTER Park Junior School has won two awards for the role it is playing in improving the health and wellbeing of children, families and the community.

CHESTER Park Junior School has won two awards for the role it is playing in improving the health and wellbeing of children, families and the community.

The school has been a leading light in both the Healthy Schools’ Programme, which focuses on behaviours such as eating well and being active, and the Bristol Ideal, a domestic violence prevention programme promoting healthy relationships, equality and respect.

Both initiatives set out standards for schools to meet and the city’s Public Health team support them to get there.

Chester Park is one of ten schools to achieve the top accolade in the Healthy Schools’ Programme, the Mayor’s Award for Excellence as a Health Improving School. It is also one of the first three schools in the city to gain the Bristol Ideal, an initiative that has already generated interest from the Home Office and Education Select Committee for its innovative approach.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “I’m so proud to see our schools taking a lead role in teaching students about these significant issues. When it comes to staying healthy and safe, prevention is absolutely the key to tackling wider health issues such as obesity, cancer and poor mental health. 

“This work will also help to reduce health inequality in our city and I would encourage every school in the city to get involved and put health and wellbeing firmly on the curriculum.”

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