Health Promoting Schools
06 Apr 2006
Letter from a subscriber, telling us about the ‘health promoting’ activities taking place at his local school.
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Dear Everyone at Positive News,
This photograph comes to wish your work as much flourishing as the kid’s potatoes at our school gardening project. The school is Black Horse Hill Junior School, in West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside. The gardening project, designed to be integrated into the working school week, is part of a Health Promoting Schools’ initiative, for which the school received the Bronze Award recently.
The photograph shows Matthew James and expert gardener, Ken Dowden, harvesting potatoes, an activity which each class took part in. At the end of term produce was part of a celebration assembly. It is a delight to witness children discovering how food grows, cooks and tastes. An extra blessing was a Wagtail’s nest in one of the planters, allowing the kids to observe the chicks, which fledged safely before the Summer Holidays.
Thanks for all your work; sharing inspiration and helping to keep spirits up.
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