Healthy School accolade

August 04 2017

ST Matthias Park School, Fishponds was honoured three times at the end of the school year.

ST Matthias Park School, Fishponds was honoured three times at the end of the school year.

It was just one of ten schools in the city to pick up a Bristol Healthy Schools Award for Excellence from the Lord Mayor Councillor Lesley Alexander and the Bristol Ideal award for promoting positive relationships between students. The school was praised for its  commitment to the health and wellbeing of their students and targeted work to support pupils to manage their feelings and emotions.

Head teacher Aileen Morrison said: “It was an honour to see our work with young people recognised in this way and I’m sure our efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and relationships will have a lasting impact for our students.”

Ms Morrison was invited to the Mansion House on the same day where her work was recognised alongside other head teachers.

St Matthias Park operates on sites in Fishponds and Brentry to provide education for pupils aged 11 – 16 who have, for a variety of reasons, struggled in a mainstream school and have been at risk of permanent exclusion.

Glenfrome Primary School also received a Healthy Schools Award for Excellence from the Lord Mayor while Little Hayes and Hillfields Family Centre received the Bristol Standard for Health.