STAFF and children at The Oaks Primary are celebrating being awarded Healthy School status until 2010.
The Oaks has been focusing on personal, social and health education, healthy eating, physical activity and emotional well-being in order to achieve the recognition.
It has worked hard to promote good health in all areas of the curriculum and out-of-hours activities such as The Golden Mile, which included designing and making healthy snacks and ‘happiness boxes’ as well as a road safety project.
The school’s efforts have also led to it being presented with The Tasty Tuck (Gold) Award, a scheme offered through Cheshire Oral Health Promotion.
The initiative promotes snacks and drinks in schools that are good for general health as well as dental health.
Tracy Harris, healthy schools co-ordinator, said: ‘Through our work on healthy eating the children now have a piece of fruit and drink water or milk at snack times instead of crisps, biscuits and fizzy drinks and understand the importance of why this is a healthy food choice.’