On 30th Jan the Cardiff Network of Healthy Schools held a 'Celebrate success' event at County Hall for schools to share good ideas on of health and wellbeing. In addition schools were given an award for outstanding practice in one of the key areas. We were thrilled that we had been recognised in 3 areas.
Millbank had been nominated by Sustrans, Cardiff Road Safety, Designed to Smile, Fairtrade Wales and Eco schools. The fact that our work had been recognised by so many different agencies was fantastic in itself.
More and more people are starting to realise that children need to be healthy and happy to concentrate on their work and get the most out of their time at school. There were lots of important people Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Cllr Julia Magill. Mary MacDonald from the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes, Public Health Wales and Dr Sharon Hopkins, Director of Public Health at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Some of the school council went to to give a small presentation on Healthy Schools & receive the Triple award on behalf of all of Millbank. They had been working hard on their PowerPoint presentation and there were some lovely clear confident voices on the day in front of a large audience.
Millbank was of course just one of the schools receiving a reward at the event "which was organised by Cardiff Council's Healthy Schools team and its partner agencies. The awards celebrate schools' work in developing a whole school approach in one or more of the Healthy Schools action areas including nutrition, physical education and fitness, hygiene, safety, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, personal development and relationships, substance use and misuse and environment."
There were lots of stalls, which had information and ideas for us to take back to school. And each school gave a presentation about the outstanding work that they were doing. We learnt lots of good ideas
We enjoyed seeing two of our former pupils who are part of the Jukebox Juniors dance group, give a demonstration of dancing.