We are delighted that we have successfully re-applied for the Healthy Schools Award. This recognizes all of the work that is done at Ridgeway to encourage the children to develop a healthy lifestyle. The award recognizes the work that is done as part of the curriculum, the extra-curricular options that the children have and the positive approach that the school has towards developing the children’s physical and mental health.
This is a good opportunity to remind you of the school’s snack policy. The children are allowed to bring in a break time snack. This can be fruit, vegetables or a plain biscuit. Please check any so-called healthy processed snacks that you can buy, particularly for their sugar content. (We recently found that a child had been given a supposedly healthy fruit puree covered with yoghurt snack – of which over half of the weight was sugar!)