Gold award for Brent’s healthiest school

27 February 2018

John Keble Primary School in Harlesden has become one of the first schools in Brent to achieve the Healthy Schools London Gold Award, a national recognition for making a difference for their pupils.

 

The special award, sponsored by the Mayor of London, demonstrates schools commitment to provide an environment and culture that helps their pupils grow up to be healthy.

 

John Keble Primary School has been involved with the Healthy Schools London programme since 2015 and have met a rigorous set of criteria to achieve gold status. The success has been down to getting pupils to be more active, learn about healthy eating, and be aware of the importance of oral health and the consequences of too much sugar.

 

Head Teacher, Catherine Allard, said: "I'm very proud of our school community for achieving this award. It acknowledges our sustained efforts to engage children in physical activities and to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge they need to lead a healthy lifestyle."

 

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, said: "Healthy Schools London is an important programme for promoting children's health and wellbeing and I am pleased that John Keble Primary School has been presented the top award.

 

"This is a great example of how we are working with our schools to make sure children and young people in Brent are physically active and eating healthy meals so that they have a happy, healthy start in life."

 

All schools can register and apply for three levels of Healthy School London Awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Currently, 65 schools in Brent are registered and 32 schools have achieved a Bronze Award.

 

For more details on how to register or achieve Healthy Schools London awards, contact Anna-maria.thorpe@brent.gov.uk or go to www.healthyschools.london.gov.uk