Healthy SchoolWelcome to Penwortham's Healthy Schools Page
At Penwortham, we want to help children stay healthy and happy as they grow up. We aim to improve pupils’ health and wellbeing.
We help children lead a healthy lifestyle directly – to make healthy food choices at lunchtime, to be active at and on the way to school. More widely, we also help children learn about their health, and develop their motivation and self-respect to make healthy choices.
The benefits go beyond health. We know that when children are healthy and happy at school, they can achieve more.
Children have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
Children have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have their basic needs met.
Fitness Fun in the Classroom!
Our ‘5 a day’ subscription ensures we get some exercise in the classroom! It really helps to have a brain break in between lessons, and the children love it! These 5 minute videos include a range of exercises as well as relaxation techniques.
‘Vigorous exercise BEFORE learning improves student memory, mood and behaviour, and helps create a heightened state of attention. Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimise your brain function and improve learning. To keep our brains at peak performance, our bodies need to work hard’- 5 a day TV.
At Penwortham, we also encourage children to make the right choices when eating meals.
Here are tips on how to create Healthy Lunchboxes:
Please encourage your children to bring in a reusable water bottle every day to school.