We have National Healthy School Status, the Green Flag Eco Award and were Green Guardian winners.
We are part of the government fruit and vegetable scheme and offer free fruit at playtime. Children have access to water throughout the day. Our hot school dinners are healthy. We have an active school council who meet regularly. We have a wide range of after school clubs including rounders, mixed sports, football, netball, drama and lots of other active and fun clubs.
Our school curriculum includes SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning). We have Peer Mediators who help children to resolve their own problems. Playground Buddies support children at playtime.
We encourage walking/cycling/scootering to school and we have assemblies to promote healthy living. We also have lots of activities linked with Healthy Schools throughout the year. To encourage this we have a well developed school travel plan and this year, we have achieved the TFL Gold Travel Plan Award. Look at Class R practising their road safety skills. Bike racks and scooter sheds are provided in school for storage during the day.The school is also an active participant in green schools projects. We actively encourage recycling, reusing and limiting use of energy and resources.
On Thursday 18th January, Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an EAT workshop led by Life Citizens. The children explored their eating habits, looking carefully at the reasons why they eat certain foods. Through a range of exciting activities, the children learnt about the different food groups and identified where and how the food we consume is grown and manufactured. and learnt how to read food labels and what they mean.
During the day the children also participated in a Fitness Workshop which emphasised the importance of leading an active lifestyle.
Feedback from Years 4, 5 and 6 was very positive.
‘I liked the Healthy Eating workshop because it taught me about the different food groups and how much vegetables we should eat. I liked the Fitness workshop because he taught us about teamwork and how important it is to always work together.’ (Emma C)
‘ I really liked the PE workshop because it was really fun. It gave me ideas to try at home.’ (Oscar)
‘I liked the Fitness workout because we had to work as a team.’ (Molly)
‘The Fitness Workshop was really different and fun!’ (Alex L)
‘I never knew that the right amount of cheese we should eat is only the size of a matchbox.’ (Sofia)
‘I was surprised to find out that 1 out of 3 Year 6 pupils are overweight nationally.’ (Thomas P)
‘ I think it was fun and challenging. I liked the quiz in assembly and the powerpoint in class.’ (Elena)
One of our major aims at St John's is to support our pupils in the development of healthy life styles.
We encourage the children to:
Walk or ride bicycles or scooters to school
Eat a balanced diet including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables (Healthy Lunchbox leaflet-click here)
Drink water often