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Issue 5: Autumn Term 2014

Over half of all London schools signed up to Healthy Schools London

Two new inspirational films

Deputy Mayor visits London schools

Over half of all London schools are signed up to Healthy Schools London 

1241 London schools (52%) are now signed up to take part in Healthy Schools London. Of these, 504 have achieved a Bronze Award (41%), 70 a Silver and 3 a Gold Award. If your school has not yet signed up, please go to to register your school. If you would like to check to see whether your school has signed up, please go to our homepage and click on the Map of Healthy Schools London. Being part of the Healthy Schools London programme demonstrates your schools’ commitment to creating a healthy environment and supporting the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. Achieving the Bronze Award celebrates this achievement and is a clear message to parents, governors, pupils and staff that health and wellbeing are important in your school. If you would like to speak to a member of the HSL Team, please call Rebecca Roper on 020 7983 4215.

Two new inspirational films

We have produced two new films that celebrate the success of Healthy Schools London and provide schools with inspirational ideas of activities that they might undertake:

Mindfulness, building resilience and healthy relationships: The Greycoat Hospital, Westminster

The Greycoat Hospital has developed work around mindfulness, building resilience and healthy relationships. Pupils have engaged in mindful breathing exercises and mindful walking which has helped them to deal better with exam stresses. Other work that they have done includes:

  • exploring healthy relationships and how boys speak to girls and how girls would like to be spoken to with support from some 6th Formers who set up the website:
  • undertaking philosophy for children exercises about being like a girl
  • workshops on building pupil's resilience and accepting compliments

Watch their inspirational film at:

Healthy Schools London Celebration Event Film

Go to to watch this short film of the first Healthy Schools London celebration event. Over 250 people joined together to celebrate the first year of the Mayor's Healthy Schools London programme in The Chamber at City Hall. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson kicked off the celebrations by thanking all schools and Boroughs involved in Healthy Schools London. He underlined the importance of health and wellbeing to learning and achievement at school. The event was chaired by Deputy Mayor, Victoria Borwick who is a great advocate for the work of Healthy Schools London. We were fortunate to have great support on the day from experts from the fields of Education, Sport and Physical Activity, Public Health and School Food. The achievement of all London schools that had received Awards were celebrated and Silver and Gold HSL Awards schools were invited to collect them on the day.

Deputy Mayor, Victoria Borwick visits London schools

Deputy Mayor, Victoria Borwick is a huge supporter of Healthy Schools London and has undertaken a number of visits to schools and Boroughs to congratulate them on their Healthy Schools London achievements. She is keen to visit schools across all London Boroughs so if you have some inspirational Healthy Schools London work that you would like to share with the Deputy Mayor, please get in touch with your Borough Lead or the HSL Team to express an interest:

The Deputy Mayor has visited the following schools/Boroughs:

  • St Philomena's Catholic Primary School, Bromley including an Awards ceremony
  • Woodlane High School, Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Worcesters Primary School, Enfield including an Award ceremony
  • Hambrough Primary School, Ealing
  • Thomas Jones Primary School, Kensington and Chelsea
  • Charlton Manor Primary School, Greenwich
  • Robinsfield Infants School, Westminster
  • Awards ceremony for Kingston schools
  • Change4Life launch at St Luke’s School, Tower Hamlets

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