Es­sex school wins health award

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS/ - LE E L I XENBERG RED­BRIDGE

A SCHOOL IN Red­bridge, North-East Lon­don has been judged a class act when it come to en­cour­ag­ing pupils to eat healthily and keep fit.

Clore Tikva Pri­mary School has scooped a pres­ti­gious na­tional Healthy School Award for scrap­ping fried food and fizzy drinks from its lunch menu and ar­rang­ing “walk­ing buses” so that pupils and par­ents can walk to school.

The plu­ral­is­tic school has also won ap­plause for a safety pro­gramme in­clud­ing talks on the dan­gers of drugs.

School ad­min­is­tra­tor Va­lerie Gar­nelas says the chil­dren have re­acted pos­i­tively to the new healthy regime: “Quite a few chil­dren have told us they’re en­joy­ing the changes to lunchtime and even walk­ing to school, and the pro­gramme has also proved an im­por­tant ve­hi­cle for safety ad­vice.”

Head teacher Lenna Rosenberg said: “Win­ning the award is timely recog­ni­tion of the way we are help­ing chil­dren to achieve a health­ier lifestyle.”

From left: Clore Tikva’s Louise Man­soor and deputy head Sue Hesse with Red­bridge Healthy Schools worker An­gela Benta

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