Some pictures from our latest day with Let's Get Fit Mini Company. Thanks to Julie Doyle and Zoe Rossiter for all the fun games we are learning.
Meet the Food Dudes
‘a health promoting school can be characterised as a school which is constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy place in which to live, learn and work.’ (WHO, 1997)
We recognise that school can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting and the wider community.
This national framework document sets out the context within which Health Promoting Schools are placed and describes the criteria required to become a HPS. It specifically looks at criteria in the context of four key Elements of a HPS. These are:
• Curriculum and Learning
• Policy and Planning
In order to become a health promoting school we form a committee made up of students, staff, parents and community members. This group will help us decide and implement our action plan.