We are proud to have been awarded Phase 4 on our Healthy School journey. The Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) was launched in 1999 to encourage the development of local healthy school schemes within a national framework. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the WNHSS as playing a key role in promoting the health of children and young people, and the scheme has been rolled out across Wales since 2000.
The assessor was very complimentary about their visit:
"We received a warm welcome from staff and pupils at the school and it is evident that the school is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of the school community, particularly in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing.... the school is already engaging in many programmes that will help contribute towards phase 5: The Daily Mile, Cardiff Met Open Campus and Play Makers award."
Within the scheme, there are seven different health topics that schools need to address. These include:
Each topic has indicators under the headings:
There are 6 Phases to the Healthy Schools Awards and Lakeside is currently working towards Phase 5.