Helmsley Community Primary School

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Healthy Schools

Helmsley Community Primary School is a healthy school and this is reflected in our school snack policy. 

We encourage all children to bring in a healthy snack for morning break.  The snack can consist of fresh fruit or vegetables, dried fruit or snack bar with no added sugar. 

All children in EYFS and Key Stage One have a fresh fruit choice available at morning/afternoon breaktimes.  During morning break the school cook offers the option of purchasing fresh fruit juice, healthy biscuit, toast or bagels.

At Helmsley School we recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet and understand that establishing a balanced diet in childhood helps to promote healthy eating habits for life.

We believe that healthy children are best able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities that the school provides.

Our school community encourages pupils to develop the skills and attitudes that will help them make informed healthy choices both in and out of school.

Healthy eating is explicitly addressed within the Science, PSCHE, PE and D&T curriculum. Each curriculum subject will be developing a range of skills and understanding that will contribute towards these areas.

There are also opportunities for cross-curricular coverage of healthy lifestyles. A wide range of teaching approaches and resources are used to deliver the curriculum