Healthy Schools is a joint Department for Education and Department of Health programme delivered by the local Healthy School Team.
It recognises the link between health (physical, emotional and social) and achievement. It contributes to all of Lincolnshire priorities through its four main aims:
- to raise achievement
- to reduce health inequalities
- to promote social inclusion
- to support children and young people to develop healthy behaviours
Healthy Schools promote the health and wellbeing of pupils' parents and staff using a whole school approach to ensure the curriculum is planned to meet young people's needs and is supported by an environment that supports safety, learning and healthy lifestyle choices.
At St Peter in Eastgate Infant School we are proud to be a healthy school and promote this through the whole school curriculum, we encourage healthy lunches, provide fruit for the pupils daily and encourage the children to drink water throughout the school day.
We also encourage the children to walk or bike to school if possible and take part in events such as ‘The Big Pedal’ to promote cycling.
The school was reassessed in May 2014 and continues to maintain its healthy school status.
Lincoln City Council's Food Safety depaqrtment visited the school to inspect for its hygiene certificate in Jan 2016 and the school was provided with a 5 out of 5 certificate.