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This section is dedicated to children's health both physical and mental. 

 

We support the local authorities new initiative called NewMe. This is not an endorsement of their activities.

 

At NewMe kids Active Alfie is here to help show how important it is to move more, so wherever you see him, you know it’s about getting active.

 

Healthy Hana is also on hand to teach you about nutrition, as making sure you eat enough of the
right foods is really important, especially for growing bodies and developing minds!

 

Make sure you check back often, as there is new content being added all the time.

 

Click the link below for more information 

We believe that children's physical and mental health is paramount to their learning and are piloting The Daily Mile with our Year 3's. We hope to roll it out across the school eventually.

 

What is The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

 

For more info click on the link below: 

 

https://thedailymile.co.uk/

Young Carers 

We work together with Barking & Dagenham Young Carers, to support children 

who care for a relative.

 

They may live in a family where someone is affected by a long term illness, disability, mental health issue, alcohol or substance misuse or HIV.

 

Bikeability

 

Year 5 children have the opportunity to take part in the bikeability program. This is run through an outside provider.

 

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

 

For school Bikeability courses children will be asked to bring their bikes. Training is usually split across a number of sessions in one or more weeks. Bikes need to be in a roadworthy condition. The Highway Code’s ‘Rules for cyclists’gives guidance on roadworthiness but, as a starting guide, the bike should be the right size for the trainee, have pumped up tyres and two working brakes.

 

Some Bikeability providers offer loan bikes for trainees who don’t have a suitable bike available – check with the school or Bikeability provider to see if bikes can be provided.

 

For individual courses, the instructor and trainee agree a plan for the training session and agree a meeting point. Trainees should tell the instructor what they want to learn to make sure they get the most out of their training.

 

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

 

For more information about mental health in children and adults go to: 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/


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