Thirteen schools in Cumbria will be awarded Healthy School Status at a celebration event at Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith on Tuesday 25 November.
Schools in the county work with the Cumbria Healthy Schools Team to develop health related activities.
These are centred on personal, social and health education, healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health and well-being.
Health initiatives are developed in a partnership between the county council and Cumbria Primary Care Trust.
The schools to be accredited as Healthy Schools are:
All Saints CE School, Cockermouth
Boltons CE School, Wigton
Ewanrigg Junior School, Maryport
Jericho Primary School, Whitehaven
Kingmoor Junior School, Carlisle
Montreal CE Primary School, Cleator Moor
Moresby Primary School, Whitehaven
Norman Street Primary School, Carlisle
Sandside Lodge School, Ulverston
St Bedes RC Primary School, Carlisle
St James CE Junior School, Whitehaven
Valley Primary School, Whitehaven
97% of schools in Cumbria are involved in the programme.
66% have been awarded Healthy School Status.
County councillor Anne Burns is Cabinet member for Children's Services. She said:
The National Healthy Schools Programme is helping local authorities achieve positive results for children and young people across a broad range of issues and Im delighted these schools have been accredited in Cumbria.
Achieving National Healthy School Status provides the foundations of good health and learning, which the schools will continue to build upon.
The awards ceremony will include displays highlighting each schools work.
Youngsters representing all the schools will attend.
The presentations will be made by school improvement officers and a celebratory afternoon tea will follow.
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