Birmingham pupils celebrate health award

More than 100 pupils from South Birmingham schools have picked up a Health for Life award for committing to building and sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

A celebration event held in the city’s Council House and attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham saw 24 primary and six secondary schools presented with awards which celebrated the achievements they made as part of the Health for Life programme.

The awarded schools have made wide ranging and sustainable changes including building new raised beds and polytunnels, planting fruit trees and bushes to grow fresh vegetables and fruit, and redesigning playground areas in order for more children to be active during break time.

Lucy Steventon, year 1 class teacher at Ladypool Primary School, said: “The children really enjoy being a part of the cooking and gardening club and all the fresh fruit and vegetable they produce, they eat as part of their lunchtime meals so they enjoy a healthy lunch. It has also really helped with the pupils’ communication and confidence.”

Pic: Lakey Lane primary school presented with their Health for Life award by Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall

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