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Healthy moves net awards for schools; Introducing water fountains helped win accreditation.



Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW

PUPILS in the Nuneaton area have received awards for their work on improving the health of their school community.

Herbert Fowler Junior School, in Arley, has received a silver award and Alderman Smith School, in Nuneaton, has received a bronze award Several organizations issue awards with this name:
  • The Bronze Award (Girl Scouts of the USA).
  • The Bronze Award of the Venturing program of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • A level of the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
, after being accredited with health promoting school status.

They were presented with their certificates by Annie Othen, from BBC WM BBC WM is the BBC Local Radio service for the West Midlands and South Staffordshire, operated by BBC Birmingham. Launched on November 7, 1970 as BBC Birmingham, it currently broadcasts from central Birmingham on 95.6 FM, DAB and on the internet. , at an awards ceremony at Shire Hall.

The Warwickshire Health Promoting School Scheme is a local initiative, accredited by the National Healthy School Standard and promoted by the Department of Health and Department for Education and Employment.

Examples of tasks undertaken by the schools to achieve the accreditation were improving the school toilets, setting up a school council, introducing water fountains, developing the role of teaching assistants, reviewing drug education provision and developing education about sex and relationships.

Mindy Chillery, manager of the county Health Promoting School Scheme, said: "We are delighted with the progress these schools have made.

"What is most rewarding is seeing how the young people and others in the school community have really got involved and made a difference in their school."

A silver award has also been given to High Meadow Infant School infant school
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A kindergarten.


infant school
Noun

(in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 5 and 7

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, in Coleshill, north Warwickshire For the parliamentary constituency, see .

North Warwickshire is a local government district and borough in Warwickshire, England. The main town in the district is Atherstone where the council is based. Other significant places include Coleshill, Polesworth and Kingsbury.
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dayle.crutchlow@mrn.co.uk

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