A special ceremony was held on Friday 10th November that celebrated Southend-on-Sea schools that have made major strides in boosting the health and wellbeing of pupils.
Representatives of 12 schools across the Borough attended the awards, which were held at the Tickfield Centre, giving presentations on their winning projects and receiving awards from the Council’s Director of Public Health, Dr Andrea Atherton and Director of Learning, Brin Martin.
The award winners have gained Enhanced Healthy School status, many through becoming Equality and Diversity Champions. Guests were able to browse information displays prior to the ceremony, as well as enjoying presentations from the children.
Cllr Lesley Salter, Executive Councillor for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “At the Council, we look to work very closely with our schools to ensure we offer the very best education for all children, paying particularly close attention to their public health needs.
“In today’s day and age, the health and wellbeing of children comes under intense scrutiny, so seeing 12 schools being rewarded Enhanced Healthy School status for their dedication to giving children a healthy and well thought-out education, is something we can pride ourselves on.
“I must congratulate each and every individual that has been involved, as it is a huge honour to be recognised at this level.”
Award Winning Schools
Barons Court Primary School
Federation of Greenways Schools
Friars Primary School
Hamstel Junior School
Heycroft Primary School
Milton Hall Primary School
Parallel Learning Trust (Seabrook College)
Porters Grange Primary School
West Leigh Junior School
Hamstel Infant School