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Issue 7: Summer Term 2015

Congratulations to all of the London Schools that have achieved Healthy Schools London Awards. Over 1500 London schools (65%) are now taking part.

Healthy Schools London Celebration Event at City Hall

Our annual Healthy Schools London Celebration Event took place on Thursday 4 June in The Chamber at City Hall. Over 250 delegates attended including more than 70 schools who were collecting their Silver and Gold Awards. The event was chaired by Public Health England's (PHE), Dr Yvonne Doyle who is the London Regional Director and Health Advisor to the Mayor. Yvonne welcomed a range of speakers including: Victoria Borwick, Assembly Member and Member of Parliament, two Headteachers and representatives from DfE, Ofsted, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Institute of Education and a youth led campaign (Oii My Size). For further information about the event, click here

Over 70 schools collected Awards

Please click here to see the list of over 70 schools who received their Awards at the celebration event.  All schools that have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards since the launch of the programme in April 2013 were recognised for their fantastic achievements. 646 schools have achieved the Bronze Award, 158 a Silver and 10 schools have achieved a Gold Award. To check whether your school is taking part, please go to: If you would like to get involved, go to:


Have your say
The HSL programme is undergoing an evaluation and, during the Autumn Term, we would be interested in hearing from small focus groups of school staff, parents and pupils about their experiences with health and Healthy Schools. The groups would last 30-45 minutes and the research team can accommodate your schedule and any time of day. If your school would like to get its voice heard and is interested in taking part, please contact or tel: 0207 927 2928.


HSL Silver School Head awarded OBE

The Headteacher of Thomas Jones Primary School in Kensingston and Chelsea, David Sellens was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015. He has been appointed OBE for services to Education (London). Thomas Jones Primary School have achieved both their HSL Bronze and Silver Awards. At their last inspection in they were deemed 'outstanding' in all aspects. Part of their ethos includes a desire to continually improve. The school promotes aspiration and a climate that ensures pupils are consistently kind and friendly. The success of the school is closely linked to their uncompromising stance regarding everything that pertains to healthy living, be it the quality of the school lunches afforded to pupils, personal hygiene, hydration and sleep. The school has long championed the notion that outstanding outcomes arise from, in part, being healthy. The mantra 'healthy bodies, healthy minds' is a key part of their success. 


Get pupils moving with Change4Life and Disney

10 Minute Shake Up is back and this time C4L want to encourage kids to work as a team. Activities are once again inspired by Disney stories and characters. There are four fun Disney teams to shake up for, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Monsters and Toy Story, to help capture the kids' imagination. This year's packs for schools have loads of ideas to support teachers in delivering Key stage 1 and 2 physical education curricula by encouraging pupils to have fun running, jumping, throwing, catching and dancing. Packs are being delivered to Headteachers now, with the School Fruit and Veg scheme. The 'team up to shake up' game is a fun and easy way to get pupils moving throughout the day. Each kit contains a wall chart with spinner, activity cards, stickers and a teacher resource guide. To inspire the kids to get moving, a special 10 Minute Shake Up video routine starring a mystery TV personality will be available from 2nd July. Visit for more information and to register, or email

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