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St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, Walsall

St Thomas Canterbury Catholic School

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Our Catholic Mission is to enable every child to have an active mind, a sense of empathy and compassion, aspiration and ambition so that they become what God calls them to be.

Healthy School

At St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School we are aware of how important it is to eat a balanced diet. We know it is fundamental to the development of children’s health and wellbeing and their ability to lead healthier, active lifestyles. We also know healthy pupils are more likely to be effective learners. That’s why in our schools we’re focusing on what children eat and ensuring they stay active.

As a school we have introduced a range of different ways to encourage our pupils to choose healthy lifestyles as well as educating parents about the best ways they can introduce these changes into their everyday lives. These include:

 

Tesco Farm to Fork

In partnership with Tesco pupils get the opportunity to visit the Supermarket and gain information based on how different foods arrive from the farms to their shops. The children get the chance to taste a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as visit the bakery and fishmongers to watch certain foods being prepared for sales.

Farm to Fork

A*Stars

Along with Walsall Councils Astars incentive the children learn about healthier ways of travelling to school. Walking and wheeling are promoted and whenever the children choose these particular modes of transport they are rewarded with prizes. The children also have the opportunity to take part in walking and scooter/bike events as well as being taught the importance of road and pedestrian safety.

AStars

Life Bus

The life bus allows the children to understand the importance of having a healthy body and avoiding toxins that may cause their bodies harm. The children learn about different drugs such as smoking and alcohol and how these may affect them later on in their lives.

 Life Bus

 

 

For further guidance on how you as a parent can help your child live a healthy lifestyle at home take a look at the following links:

Change4Life Food a Fact of Life British Heart FoundationHealthy Kids

 

If you would like to know more about our school dinners here at St Thomas of Canterbury simply click here:

School Dinners

 

Healthy School