Health Week at a York school

10 Oct 2013 @ 2.55 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

Elvington Primary School pupils are finishing their Health Week (7-11 October) with a visit from City of York Councillor Janet Looker and Director of Health and Wellbeing Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones.

As part of the Health Schools programme that City of York Council works to Elvington Primary School pupils have experienced a health theme week.

It included North Yorkshire Fire Service spending 30 minutes with each class, a market stall from Sainsburys, a lesson from school nurses, Yorkshire Ambulance Service talking about first aid and CPR, Meltons Too demonstrating how to cook a healthy meal and a talk from Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones on the benefits of health in relation to education.

On Friday 11 October the children will be presenting their work and findings from the health week to the school and wider community.

Suzanne MacDonald, Deputy Head at Elvington School said: “We are hoping to use the success of Health Week as a springboard to make a sustainable change in school on all aspects of creating a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on emotional health and well-being.”

 


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