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Celebrating Medway's fit and healthy children

Date: 12/03/2008           Category: Childrens Care

Children in Medway have been learning about the importance of healthy eating, taking exercise and the effects of bullying as part of the Healthy Schools programme. On Thursday, 13 March pupils who took part in the national government scheme will be presented with certificates of attendance at a celebration event at Cooling Castle Barn near Rochester. The presentation takes place from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. A total of 14 schools took part in the scheme that was organised by Medway Council’s Healthy Schools Team, to improve the physical and emotional health of young people and their families. The government wants all UK schools to be accredited to the scheme by 2010. In Medway, 91 per cent of schools – 100 schools – are working towards their accreditation. Healthy Schools Support Co-ordinator Nicola Nash said: “The pupils worked incredibly hard during the programme and learned a great deal about how they can ensure they lead a healthy life. These certificates reflect an impressive standard of work and their commitment to the health and wellbeing of the school community.”