Education Awards - Health and Wellbeing

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THE St Helens Reporter is once again running its hugely popular and prestigious Education Awards, sponsored by Carmel College.

Over the coming weeks, we will be outlining the twelve categories within these awards and inviting YOU to get involved by making nominations.

Grange Valley Primary School receive their award from 2014 sponsor Martin Stacey from Junior Chefs Academy

Grange Valley Primary School receive their award from 2014 sponsor Martin Stacey from Junior Chefs Academy

Today, we are focusing on the Health and Wellbeing category, sponsored by Public Health and Wellbeing.

We want to hear about schools who practise a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a positive approach to exercise, nutrition and general wellbeing for students, staff and families.

If your school fits the bill, then nominate them for this award, full details below.

Last year’s Health and Wellbeing Award winners were Grange Valley Primary School who felt it was essential to raise awareness about maintaining a healthy heart, when one of their pupils was diagnosed with a heart defect. By initiating multiple fund raising activities, they succeeding in raising enough money to purchase a defibrillator for the school.

Public Health and Wellbeing are delighted to be the sponsor for the Health and Wellbeing Award Category of the St Helens Reporter’s Education Awards 2015. A spokesman said, ‘It’s a fantastic opportunity to highlight the brilliant work that our schools and colleges do to ensure the wellbeing of their staff, students and their families and show how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle and to celebrate those that go the extra mile. Schools and colleges play a big part in our children and young people’s lives so it’s vital that right from the start they learn about the benefits of healthy eating, regular exercise and that they feel happy, and that the schools and colleges promote those healthy messages throughout their students’ academic lives. We want to wish all our nominees the best of luck and we look forward to meeting them at the awards ceremony in December.’

How to nominate:

Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, St Helens Reporter, Promotions Department, c/o Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP. Or you can email your entry by clicking here.

Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/ person you are nominating.

Explain in no more than 250 words why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number if possible. Closing date for nominations is Friday, October 23.