‘Healthier children do better in learning and in life’
At St Michael's we know that education and health are closely linked with healthier children more likely to do better at school, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. It is important to form healthy habits from childhood because they make a difference to the health and wellbeing lifestyle choices children and young people make as they grow up. Schools can help pupils have a healthier lifestyle, such as choosing not to smoke when they are older, eating healthy food and getting plenty of exercise.
Schools, parents/carers and communities all play an important role in helping children to lead healthy lifestyles. The Newcastle Healthy School Programme contributes to this work.
A healthy school promotes the health and wellbeing of its pupils and staff through a well-planned, taught curriculum within an environment that promotes learning and healthy lifestyle choices. The Newcastle Healthy School Programme supports schools to be more health promoting. A whole school approach is taken to support and influence children and young people’s health, helping them to reach their full potential.