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 Thursday 29 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 Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare, Joanne McCartney, speakers included Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee from BBC Children's TV's and Diverse Voices Performing Arts Company. Sarah Kendrick from Place2Be gave insights into the support provided by Place2Be for pupils, families and staff around their mental health and wellbeing. Youth Health Champions from Kelmscott School presented their work as health advocates and spoke about how they were supporting mental health across their school. 4 London schools also shared their stories about how they are supporting the mental health of their pupils.

London Schools share their stories

4 London schools including Headteachers, teachers, support staff and pupils shared the work that they are doing regarding pupil emotional health and wellbeing including: pupil voice, conflict resolution, self regulation, social skills, anger management, improving attendance of disengaged pupils, involvement in decision making, self esteem, mindfulness, building relationships and training for lunchtime staff.

George Mitchell School in LB Waltham Forest shared their work in the playground that has reduced the number of playground behavioural incidents.

Bishop Winnington-Ingram Primary in LB Hillingdon talked about how they are improving the attendance of Pupil Premium and disadvantaged children  through breakfast and after school clubs.

Cherry Orchard Primary School in LB Greenwich presented their work on pupil voice and self esteem building                 

St Paul’s Primary School in LB Kingston shared their 5 ways to well-being through: mindfulness, building relationships, being active, learning and being encouraged

Presentations are below:

George Mitchell School

Cherry Orchard Primary School

Bishop Winnington-Ingram Primary - coming soon

St Paul’s Primary School - coming soon

Sarah Kendrick, Place2Be

Chris and Pui photos

Diverse Voices brochure