Mayville Primary Healthy Schools Information
At Mayville Primary School we want all children to be healthy and achieve at school and in life. We believe that by providing opportunities at school for enhancing emotional and physical health, we will improve long- term health, reduce health inequalities, increase social inclusion and raise achievement for all.
Our school has a team of kitchen staff who prepare cooked meals using healthy ingredients. We have a daily snack shop at break times where children can buy healthy food. Any snacks bought from home must be healthy and therefore we do not permit chocolate, sweets or crisps. Children in Key Stage 1 are provided with fruit daily (Government free fruit scheme). We encourage parents to consider healthy options when packing lunches for their children.
We do not permit fizzy drinks and sweets in lunch boxes. This rule also applies to children when on school trips. Our school operates a daily breakfast club where children can eat a healthy breakfast and participate in quiet activities from 8am. Every child is encouraged to bring a water bottle to school every day. Children have access to water throughout the day.
Physical activity contributes significantly to the being healthy national outcome for children. At Mayville children are provided with a range of opportunities to be physically active including during P.E and our extensive range of extra curricular clubs such as Gymnastics, Football, Netball and Dance. They understand how physical activity can help them to be healthier and can improve and be a part of their every day life. Our school ensures that children participate in the recommended number of hours of physical activity per week.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing, including bullying
Emotional health and wellbeing contributes significantly to necessary outcomes for children: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and economic wellbeing.
Our school’s promotion of positive emotional health and wellbeing helps children to understand and express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional resilience, and therefore their capacity to learn. This is done through carefully planned SEAL and PSHE lessons, lessons with strong SMSC links, regular Circle Time, Golden Rules, Merit Assemblies and by fostering an environment where children have various role models they feel able to talk to. The children learn about bullying and this is explicitly taught during anti-bullying week and in the SEAL theme ‘Say No To Bullying’. Children are made aware of strategies to tackle bullying and where and how to seek support if these issues affect them.