Essex school wins health award
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