Healthy Schools

A healthy schools celebration took place recently and schools across Wrexham were recognised for the work they are doing to develop children and young people’s health and well-being.

Over 155 representatives from 33 schools attended to receive their awards which were presented by the Mayor, Councillor Rob Walsh.

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During the celebration Gwen Thomas of Sustrans talked about their Active Travel programme and Victoria Primary  School explained how they have worked with Sustrans to improve their journey to school. Catrin Davies from Eco Schools presented awards to schools for their work on the Eco Schools Programme and St Marys Catholic Primary talked about their journey to become a Plastic Free School.

Various businesses and charities including The Dogs Trust, Active Wrexham and the NSPCC also attended and gave out information on the support schools can receive.

The morning was closed by Simon Airey from Corner Exotics who talked about fears and phobias and the environments that exotic animals come from. This which helped some pupils and teachers conquering their fears by holding snakes and spiders.

The Healthy Schools Scheme is a Public Health Wales programme to support schools to implement actions that improve the health and well-being of the whole schools community. All schools in Wrexham participate in the scheme with 11 schools having achieved the prestigious National Quality Award.

The Healthy Schools Scheme continues to help support schools to improve children’s health and wellbeing with the hope that the benefits go well beyond the classroom and into their future lives.

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