In November 2009, Hornbill School was awarded Healthy School status. The award is in recognition of the ongoing hard work undertaken at Hornbill School, and also throughout the wider garrison, to promote the health and well-being of the whole community.
The Healthy Schools Programme promotes a whole school / whole child approach to health.
It has four aims:
- Improving health and reducing health inequalities
- Raising pupil achievement
- Enhancing social inclusion
- Establishing closer relationships between health promotion providers and education establishments
- The agenda addresses four key themes:
- Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, including Sex and Relationship Education, and Drugs Education
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Emotional Health and Well-being.
At Hornbill School, the themes are addressed through:
- A broad and balanced, values led curriculum
- Theme weeks eg. Health and Fitness Week
- External visitors eg. garrison chef, health visitors and social workers
- Family Learning Programme (see below)
Further information on the Healthy Schools programme, and the four themes, can be found at:
To further enhance the knowledge and skills of the wider community, Hornbill School regularly runs a variety of Family Learning Programmes in support of the Health Schools agenda. The dates and foci of the FLP are promoted through the Newsletter and on BFBS radio.
Additional information can be found at the following health related websites – along with a brief description of their focus and intended audience.
For further information, please contact the school.
http://www.childhealth.co.uk/index.php - advice about a whole range of topics from healthy snacks to childhood stress – aimed at adults
http://www.childrenfirst.nhs.uk/kids/index.html - a site run by Great Ormond Street Hospital – offering suggestions ranging from advice about healthy eating to life in hospital. It includes a fun zone for children.
http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/ - site primarily aimed at adults – includes advice on family life, sex and relationships and diets.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/ - advice from the daily telegraph – sections include health advice, diet and fitness and wellbeing – aimed at adults.
http://www.healthykids.org.uk/ - site aimed at children – age specific interactive activities and advice ranging from headlice to a balanced diet.