Healthy School Award for La Mare Primary
This morning (Wed 24 May) Lady Corder visited La Mare de Carteret Primary School to present the school with its Healthy Schools Award, the first school in the Bailiwick to receive such recognition under the new scheme.
Schools are the key setting in which to promote the health of children and the wider community. The knowledge, skills and attitudes learnt as children remain embedded for life. Healthy school activities look at every area of the curriculum with high self esteem and emotional wellbeing regarded as every bit as important as physical health.
In addition to La Mare de Carteret Primary, five other island schools are working towards the award. La Mare's award was presented to representatives of the school council by Lady Corder at a special assembly overseen by Headteacher Kim Hutchinson. Also in attendence was Alun Williams, the States' Lifelong Learning Manager, who oversees the program and who conducted La Mare's validation visit.