We all want to help London’s children stay healthy and happy as they grow up. In this context, what happens at school every day is really important.
Schools can help children lead a healthy lifestyle directly – to make healthy food choices at lunchtime, to be active at and on the way to school. More widely, schools can help children learn about their health, and develop their motivation and self-respect to make healthy choices.
The benefits go beyond health. We know that when children are healthy and happy at school, they can achieve more.
So many schools in London are already doing great work to support their pupils to be healthier. Healthy Schools London is a new programme that will help schools to go further, and get more schools involved.
With our award scheme sponsored by the Mayor of London, we will recognise and celebrate schools that are making a difference for their pupils. By working together with our colleagues in London’s boroughs, we want to build a programme that schools are proud to be part of and helps London’s children to be healthy, happy and achieve.
Find out more at “the Healthy Schools London website”: http://www.healthyschools.london.gov.uk/.
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.
A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games’ inception in 2010 – ranging from in-school to inter-school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.
This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools who compete in School Games’ competitions.
Find out more at “the School Games website” https://www.yourschoolgames.com
STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe
STARS is TfL’s accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.
STARS supports pupils’ wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.
Find out more at “the STARS website”: https://stars.tfl.gov.uk
The Literary Curriculum is a complete, thematic approach to the teaching of primary English that places children’s literature at its core.
Children explore over ninety literary texts and experience at least seventy-five unique significant authors as they move through the school.
As a whole-school approach, it provides complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as coverage of spelling, phonics and reading comprehension. All plans lead to purposeful application within a wide variety of written outcomes.
Find out more at “the Literacy Curriculum website”: https://literarycurriculum.co.uk
Arts Council England believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work. Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.
Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provide an excellent way to demonstrate this. Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture. Any school, college or youth justice setting can apply. Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.
Find out more at “the Arts Council England website”: http://www.artsmark.org.uk