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Issue 8: Autumn term 2015

Over two thirds of all London schools (1606) are now signed up to take part in Healthy Schools London. 750 schools have achieved a Bronze Award, 190 a Silver and 10 Gold. Congratulations to all of the London schools who are creating and maintaining healthy environments.

Healthy Schools London Photo Exhibition at City Hall
During the month of October until 6 November 2015, City Hall is hosting an exhibition of photographs depicting a selection of schools involved in Healthy Schools London, The photographs represent the diversity of activities that London schools undertake to support the health and wellbeing of their pupils. Please come along and be inspired. The exhibition is taking place on the ramp area of City Hall which can be accessed by the public (after clearing security). Films of all of the schools featured are also being shown on the screens in the map area. The activities and schools featured are:

• School sports and activity clubs: Woodlane High School (Special school), LB Hammersmith and Fulham
• Anti-bullying and pupil voice: Hambrough Primary School, LB Ealing
• Active travel to school: Rockmount Primary, LB Croydon
• Healthy school meals: Colham Manor Primary, LB Hillingdon
• Swing High Club: Worcesters Primary School, LB Enfield
• Healthy volunteering: St Mary’s Catholic Primary, LB Waltham Forest
• Growing and Forest School: Redlands Primary School, LB Tower Hamlets
• Independent travel to school: Oakwood Secondary School (Special school), LB Bexley
• Mindfulness and building resilience: The Greycoat Hospital, LB Westminster
• Active playground: Norwood Green Junior School, LB Hounslow
• Cooking skills: Woodcote High School, LB Croydon
• Dining room experience: St Peter’s London Docks Primary School, LB Tower Hamlets

Ofsted and Healthy Schools London
The new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework published in September 2015 puts renewed emphasis on safeguarding, personal development, behaviour and welfare of students. Taking part in the Healthy Schools London programme can help schools to meet judgements around:
•Personal development, behaviour and welfare
•Primary PE/Sport premium
•School Food Standards

Eat Like A Champ
Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) is a free healthy eating web based educational resource designed for Y5 primary school children. Schools need to register at by 15th November 2015. When schools register they will receive access to online resources. In addition to this, all schools registered for Healthy Schools London will receive a free toolkit containing hardcopies of the resources including stickers, card games and homework booklets. This school year, Eat Like A Champ will be starting on Monday 25th January. From 22nd January, schools will be guided through 6 weeks of activities via the resources on the ELAC website. ELAC are developing a tracking tool for schools to monitor and evaluate their health eating activity. Healthy Schools London will be working with ELAC during this school year in specific schools in 5 pilot Boroughs (Ealing, Hillingdon, Brent, Havering and Kingston) to gain feedback on the tool, with a view to making it available to all schools in the 2016/2017 school year.

Introducing the Change4Life School Zone
Change4Life has developed a new resource for primary teachers called the School Zone, which provides curriculum-linked materials and inspiration to help you teach children about healthy eating and being active. The School Zone features exciting lesson activities, homework tasks and whole school ideas for you to use with KS1 and KS2 pupils. Subscribe to the Change4Life School Zone newsletter and get access to resources and news about the upcoming January healthy eating campaign. Click here to subscribe. To access the School Zone visit: or search Change4Life/Schools

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