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19 July 2012
Two Wrexham primary schools have achieved a prestigious national award recognising their commitment to promoting health and wellbeing. Eyton Primary and Cynddelw CP are the first two schools in the county to be awarded the Healthy Schools National Quality Award (NQA).
In order to be eligible for the NQA award, the schools have evidenced their active involvement in the Wrexham Healthy Schools Scheme for over nine years.
Both schools demonstrated excellence in all aspects of health, which included food and fitness, safety, environment, hygiene, personal development, emotional health and substance misuse. NQA assessors spent a day observing evidence portfolios and a further full day in each of the schools. During their visit they met with children, including members of the School Council, staff, governors and parents as well as visiting the schools breakfast club, the school canteen and experiencing life on the yard at playtimes.
By achieving the National Quality Award, staff and children at both Eyton and Cynddelw CP have demonstrated that they are firmly committed to an approach which develops the whole school as a health promoting workplace.
The Wrexham healthy Schools Scheme now supports 71 schools alongside youth clubs and pre school settings, and is a Welsh Government initiative. For more information, please log on to: