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Issue 10: Summer Term 2016

Congratulations to all of the London schools who have achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold Healthy Schools London Award over this past year. Schools and their Borough Leads have worked tremendously hard to create environments where pupils are happy, healthy and ready to learn. Currently 1770 London schools (76%) have registered to take part in Healthy Schools London. Of these, 928 have achieved a Bronze Award, 314 a Silver Award and 61 a Gold Award. If you want to get involved, go to:


Healthy Schools London Celebration Event at City Hall

Over 100 London schools attended this year’s annual celebration event in the Chamber at City Hall on Friday 24 June to collect their Silver and Gold Awards. Over 250 delegates from schools, London Boroughs, Education, Health and the third sector came together to celebrate the achievements of London schools in making their pupils healthier, happier and ready to learn. Chaired by Dr Helen Jenner, Director of Children’s Services in LB Barking in Dagenham,  speakers included Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England and the Highfield Junior School Choir (LB Bromley) sang songs from the ‘Get healthy, get singing’ resource that will be sent to all schools in London in the Autumn term. Over three quarters of all London schools have now signed up to be part of Healthy Schools London. For more information go to:

Sing Up resources and Healthy Schools London
Get your free pack! Sing Up and Healthy Schools London have worked in partnership to bring you an excellent free resource that promotes staying healthy and happy using singing. ‘Get healthy, get singing’ includes inspiring materials promoting better health and wellbeing through song. Plus, when you sign up as a Sing Up Friend you get 10 free songs to get started with. Download your free pack now at  CDs are also available from your local Healthy Schools Borough Lead.

Sing Up Membership provides access to hundreds of specially arranged songs, teaching tools and supporting resources for all your singing needs. All children and young people can benefit greatly from singing and it's healthy too! Use your code before the end of the Autumn term:  HEALTHY15 to get 15% off Sing Up Membership.

Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up

This Summer Change4Life with Disney returns with 10 Minute Shake Up activities inspired by the new Disney·Pixar Finding Dory film. The campaign encourages kids to ‘Just Keep Moving’ to help reach the 60 minutes of exercise they need each day through 10 minute bursts of moderate to vigorous activity.

Primary schools will receive Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 PE curriculum linked 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney-inspired PE lesson plans with additional activities to use throughout the year. Pupils will also receive fun wall charts for the kids to take home and record their activity over the summer holidays.

Keep an eye out for teaching packs arriving now in all primary schools that are receive the School Fruit and Veg Scheme deliveries and wall charts arriving in July! Search Change4Life/schools for more information and subscribe to keep up to date with new campaigns and resources.  

Eat Like A Champ

In the school year 2014/15, Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) inspired over 60,000 Year 5 children across the UK to live healthier lifestyles. This free, healthy eating educational resource was developed by the British Nutrition Foundation in collaboration with Danone. When schools register they will receive access to online resources, with 6 lessons plans, homework activities and online games. As part of the ongoing collaboration between Healthy Schools London and ELAC, we are pleased that for next school year we will once again offer all Healthy Schools London schools who register for ELAC a free toolkit containing hardcopies of the resources including stickers, card games and homework booklets to inspire your class. Pre-register now at

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