Health and Wellbeing
The link between Pupil health and wellbeing and attainment:
Pupils with better health and wellbeing are more likely to achieve academically.
Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement.
The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.
A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.
Physical activity has been linked to improved classroom behaviour across the whole school.
Nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese.
Children from low income backgrounds are the worst affected (twice as likely to be affected by the age of 5, three times as likely by the age of 11)
Chief Medical Officer guidelines says that children should undertake at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of activity each day.
Approximately 75% of primary age children do not currently do the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
From Sept 2017 the sugar tax on soft drinks and sugary snacks will double the primary sports sports premium with more emphasis placed on what schools are doing towards the health and wellbeing of pupils.
Whilst schools cannot possibly provide all of the solutions, they will be tasked with providing at least thirty minutes of vigorous physical activity in every school day.
A new healthy rating scheme for primary schools will be in place from September 2017
Health and Wellbeing
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Thursday 5th of July on yet another glorious day, we held a KS1 fun athletics event down at Wilsons playing field. 16 schools turned up in teams of 10 to enjoy a fun afternoon exploring various athletic skills at the track. The carousel of activities involved obstacle race, long jump, target throws, sprint race, vortex howler, agility ladder and a balance race. The children thoroughly enjoyed the activities. Leaders from Clitheroe Grammar came along to lead the activities and Hyndburn athletics club also offered a helping hand in running the event.
This year’s 5/6 mixed cricket competition was held at the Accrington Cricket Club. Leaders from Rhyddings came along to help officiate the matches and did a fantastic job. The weather was extremely hot and the children really enjoyed the full day out in the sun. Eight schools entered 9 teams, these were separated into 2 groups and the winner of each group went through to the final. The two winning teams at the group stages, both winning all their matches were St Charles and Benjamin Hargreaves. In 2nd place within the groups were St Marys Oswaldtwistle and Peel Park A team, these teams played for 2nd and 3rd place. These final games proved very tense. The final results were St Charles won the match by 236 -225 to Benjamin Hargreaves. In 3rd place winning their match 257 – 235 was Peel Park A.
St Charles will qualify for the level 3 school games to represent Hyndburn. Well Done
The Ribble Valley cricket competition was held at Clitheroe cricket club on Friday 22nd June. Leaders from Clitheroe Royal Grammar came along to umpire the games, they did a fantastic job as the event ran very smoothly. Six schools attended the event and many of the players representing the schools played cricket at the local clubs outside of school, resulting in an excellent standard of games played. Each school played 5 games throughout the day, one school did finish off the day undefeated, and therefore winning the event was Pendle Primary School. From this they gained the opportunity to qualify for the Level 3 school games at Blackpool. Placing 2nd in the competition was Whalley Primary winning all but one game and in 3rd place was Oakhill. Well done to all the teams that come and took part we hope you had a fun day in the sun!
Congratulation to Gabrielle Sykes from Oakhill School. Gabrielle created an excellent pledge as part of the School Games curriculum competition. Children from all over the district schools were asked to write a pledge that could be presented at the opening of the Level 3 School Games. We selected Gabrielle’s pledge as the winning Ribble Valley pledge (as displayed above). In result of this Gabrielle’s pledge was forwarded on to be judged against all the other borough pledges. Active Lancashire staff judged the pledges and deemed Gabrielle Sykes to be the best and the overall winner.
We would like to congratulate Gabrielle as she will now get the honour of attending the VIP ceremony and reading out her pledge in the opening ceremony of the School Games on the Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
Congratulations to Zoya Nawaz and Kara McKenna from St. Anne’s & St. Joseph’s R.C Primary School. The flag designed by both girls (displayed above) was entered into the curriculum competition and selected as the winning flag for Hyndburn. They are now invited to the Blackpool Level 3 School Games to parade their flag before the Hyndburn borough. Well Done!!