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Eco-Schools/Healthy Schools

Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children.

For more than 20 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the same simple seven-step process that has been used successfully across the world. Eco-Schools improve pupils’ skills, raise environmental awareness, improve the school environment and also create financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits. The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led; involves hands-on, real-world learning and gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.

Our seven steps…….

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Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools Scheme helps your school give you opportunities to learn about health and about making healthy choices that will help you grow into healthy adults. Being a healthy school means you get to learn in class about different things that affect your health. It also means you get responsibilities to make your school environment a healthy place and that you get a say in what happens in school and a chance to make some decisions which will help you become healthy, happy young people.
Look at the seven health topics and if you have any ideas on how your school could be a healthier place, speak to your school council or healthy schools committee – after all, they are there to help you!
All schools work on the seven health topics:

  • Food and Fitness
  • Mental and Emotional Health and Well Being
  • Environment
  • Personal Development and Relationships (including SRE)
  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Safety
  • Hygiene

The seven health topics should be covered throughout the school’s involvement in the scheme. In addressing each topic, the school needs to consider the following aspects of school life: Leadership and Communication, Curriculum, Ethos and Environment and Family and Community Involvement.  This will enable school’s to develop an embedded, whole school approach to health that will increase knowledge and understanding and influence future lifestyle choices, which can impact on the health and well being of the county population. For more info, please click on the logo below.

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