National Healthy Schools Gold Award
We are very proud that we have been awarded the Gold standard in Healthy Schools. This recognises our work in many areas – healthy eating, physical health and exercise, and emotional health. One child from each class accompanied us to the ceremony and were presented with the award by the Mayor of Stockton.
Food plays an important part in everyday life here at Bowesfield.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states in article 24
“Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.”
At Bowesfield school we offer a breakfast club from 8.15 every morning, where children can buy, for 30p, a healthy breakfast of cereal and toast with a drink, and then enjoy activities with their friends until school starts.
Every break time KS1 and EYFS pupils are offered a healthy snack of fruit. Also at break we operate a low cost “Fruit and Smoothie” shop, where children can buy dairy based products and fruit juice for 25p.
Hot lunches are provided and Rachel, our cook encourages children to try new things and to eat healthily. She has a diary where children are asked to comment on the day’s hot meal, which she reads and then replies, giving an opportunity for feedback which the children enjoy and use regularly.
Article 12 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states,
“Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.”
In the summer term Rachel gives the children the choice of the option of a “Grab-bag.” This is a 5 item packed lunch which the pupils really like.
Finally, pupils are given a water bottle so they can have access to a drink at all times.