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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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!!
Congratulations to Lilly-Ella Smith & Nellie Wilson from Oakhill School. The flag designed by both girls (displayed above) was entered into the curriculum competition and selected as the winning flag for the Ribble Valley. They are now invited to the Blackpool Level 3 School Games to parade their flag before the Ribble Valley borough. Well Done!!
The Hyndburn High 5 netball tournament saw a record turnout this year with 20 teams competing to win the right to represent the borough in the level three school games. Teams were split into four groups of five and they all played each other in their groups. The winning team from each group went into the semi-finals.
The event was extremely fast paced and the energy levels were high throughout. In the end it was St Bartholomew’s who played Mount Pleasant in one semi-final and St Marys Oswaldtwistle who played Sacred Heart in the other. Mount Pleasant and St Marys Oswaldtwistle were victorious in both of these matches and met in a tense final. The final was end to end and could have gone either way but in the end it was Mount Pleasant who were victorious beating last year’s winners St Marys Oswaltwistle by 4 goals to 3. Sacred Heart took third place.
Thanks must go to the umpires from St Christopher’s High School who did an excellent job officiating the matches and keeping the tournament to time.
The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley World cup followed the same format as the FIFA world cup with 32 different countries (schools) taking part, each adorning the kit of their chosen county and carrying the flag of their country.
The format involved 8 groups of 4 teams and each country played all of the other countries in their group. After the group stages the top two teams from each group qualified for the final 16 and reached the knockout stages.
The competition become very tense at this point with every team playing their hardest. In the end it was Uruguay (St Leonards) , Saudi Arabia (St Anne and St Josephs), Argentina (St Peter and St Pauls) , Croatia (St Marys Langho) , Switzerland (St Wulstans), Sweden (St Bartholemews), Belgium (St Nicholas) and Poland (Mount Pleasant) who reached the final 8
The quarter finals involved Saudi Arabia playing Belgium and Switzerland playing Croatia which Saudia Arabia and Switzerland both won on penalties. The third place play off was won 4 – 0 by Croatia and the final was an extremely close game with Switzerland scoring in the last minute to equalise. The lead to the dreaded penalties with Saudi Arabia (St Anne with St Josephs) winning 4 – 3.
Special thanks must go to Lancashire PE Services for helping us find 16 Samba goals and to Accrington Stanley Community Trust and Accrington Academy students for officiating the matches.