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School fit for health award

Posted on December 13, 2006

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Eaton Bray Lower School Health Award

Pupils at Eaton Bray Lower School can boast that they're being well looked after - their school has been given National Healthy School status.

The award was made by the Bedfordshire Healthy Schools Scheme after the school excelled at meeting government guidelines in areas like healthy eating and physical activity.

Assessors ruled that Eaton Bray Lower had been extremely proactive in providing healthier meals, and they said: "The whole school approach to physical activity in all aspects of school life is exemplary".

Headteacher Sue Hounslow said: "It's always been an important part of our work, it's wonderful to be rewarded for the hard work that everyone's been doing."

She said the school - which has 92 pupils - recently introduced a new healthy eating menu which has gone down well with children, and the number of youngsters 'having cooked school meals each day has gone up dramatically.

She also said the school has worked closely with Eaton Bray Parish Council to bring in a tennis coach, and children are even being taught how to play rugby.

Assessors, who spent a morning at the school and interviewed pupils to help decide if it met Department of Health and DfES standards, also praised it for being inclusive and diverse.

Mrs Hounslow said: "Eaton Bray Lower School has always been a place where everyone is welcome and everyone is given the chance to achieve everything they can."

Source: Dave Burke, Dunstable Gazette, 13 December 2006

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