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Medway Healthy Schools – celebration event

Date: 06/10/2008           Category: Highways Traffic and Parking

Medway Healthy Schools will be hosting another celebration event to reward schools for their continued work around healthy and well-being. A total of 13 Medway schools will receive a Healthy School certificate and will be presented with these at Cooling Castle Barn, Cooling on Wednesday, 8 October from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. A new road safety initiative will also be launched at the event. The Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) will be selected from years five and / or six to deliver a variety of road safety messages either following national campaigns or tailoring their own to meet the needs of their schools. Each school will have an adult guide for their JRSOs. They will be in regular contact with the Safer Journeys Team and each other via email, and will contribute to and receive newsletters to share ideas and successes. Members of the media are welcome to attend. The council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services Cllr Les Wicks said: “I’m impressed with the number of schools achieving healthy schools status. This reflects an impressive standard of work but above all, their clear commitment to the health and well-being of the whole school community.” The themes that the schools have been working on include healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health and well-being. The Healthy Schools initiative is part of a national programme to improve the physical and emotional health of all young people and their families.