What does this mean?
A Healthy School is one that promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible, relevant information which equips pupils, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.
The Divine Mercy Primary School is successful in supporting pupils to do their best and build on their achievements; it is committed to ongoing improvement and development. At The Divine Mercy we know the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising children and young people's achievement levels and improving standards is well understood and the need to provide a physical and social environment conducive to work and learning is recognised.
At The Divine Mercy Primary School we involve the whole school community, parents, governors, staff and pupils in improving children's health, well being and happiness and helping them to get the most out of life.
Healthy Schools Award – June 2014
Healthy Schools Award – June 2015
The Divine Mercy has achieved the FFLP Silver Award in September 2016. We are all thrilled to achieve this award.
Mrs Walsh says…
|‘We are very excited to be working with the Food for Life Partnership. Our vision is that we can make a real difference to young people to help them make informed decisions about their diets which they can take back to their families and friends. It is important to us that we deliver the message that pupils who eat a good, balanced diet can produce their best. Having been involved with FFLP we have been able to allow the children to see the great variety of healthy food available to them, helping to understand that eating healthy can be fun and exciting’|
In 2016/2017 the School is working towards the Children’s Food Trust Good Food Award. See the link to the little book of goodness.
|Healthy Eating Week – 12 – 16 June 2016
I’m delighted to let you know that the Divine Mercy RC Primary School will be taking part in Healthy Eating Week - from 12 to 16 June 2016. Launched by the British Nutrition Foundation in 2013, the aim of the week is to promote healthy eating, being active, learning about where food comes from and cooking.
To help structure the week, there are five different themes, which are based around The eatwell plate and Eight tips for healthy eating.
Our School will be delivering activities around these themes. You can support your child’s learning by using some of the following top tips at home:
Food origins – where does food come from?
Healthy active lifestyles – The eatwell plate, 5 A DAY, 8 tips for healthy eating
Food and drink choice – focus on what we choose and why!
Meal occasions – breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Food preparation and cooking – let’s all get cooking!
To read more about Healthy Eating Week and download free resources, visit