St. Luke’s CE Primary School is committed to providing an environment that promotes healthy eating and enables children to make informed choices about the food they eat. All children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are offered a piece of fruit or vegetable free of charge under the Government’s Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is part of the national 5 A DAY programme which encourages children to develop positive attitudes towards these foods.
In order to continue our commitment for children to develop healthier lifestyles, our School Council decided that children in Key Stage 2 should also be given one piece of fruit or vegetable to be eaten as a break time snack and therefore no other snacks are permitted.
In July 2015 we maintained our Healthy Schools award. Please click the link below to read our letter of recognition.
It was recognised that St. Luke’s clearly make a difference to the health and well-being of pupils and following as areas of good practice were highlighted:
- The changes to your outdoor spaces including the development of a ‘Willow Dome’.
- Improving pupils healthy eating habits with your emphasis on Healthy Packed Lunches, providing healthy snacks at playtimes and your involvement with ‘Let’s Get Cooking’
- The Sensory Snack Club in the morning and afternoon.
- How you support pupil’s emotional wellbeing through your ‘Safe Haven Lunchtime Club’, Emotional Literacy Sessions, 1:1 therapeutic play and having a pupil counsellor.
- The use of visiting authors, artists and theatre groups to engage all of the school community.
- The increasing number and variety of opportunities you offer for your pupils to develop responsibility, build confidence and self-esteem such as ‘Digital Leaders’, the Choir and the Buddy System.