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Healthy Schools Award

Dysart School,

The Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes was launched in 1999 following a four-year pilot programme as part of WHO/EC/CoE initiative – European Network of Health Promoting Schools 1992.

The ‘Healthy School’ is one which takes responsibility for maintaining and promoting the health of all who ‘learn, work, play and live’ within it, not only by formally teaching pupils about how to lead healthy lives, but by enabling pupils and staff to take control over aspects of the school environment which influence their health.

It actively promotes, protects and embeds the physical, mental and social health and well-being of its community through positive action.

This can be achieved by policy, strategic planning and staff development of its curriculum, ethos, physical environment and community relations.