Schools celebrated the programme’s success at an event on Thursday 4th November which showcased the achievements of schools currently engaged in health4schools futures. Pupils and staff from displayed work and discussed their experiences whilst representatives from Gloucestershire County Council Waste Team, The Wilderness Centre and Severn Wye Energy Agency were on hand to explain how they provide specialist support to help schools pursue the programme themes.
Funders Kraft Foods, along with partners Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire are now inviting more schools to re-engage in the programme in 2011.
Nick Bunker, President of Kraft Foods UK and Ireland said: “health4schools has been incredibly popular with schoolchildren in Gloucestershire and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to support schools in activities that capture the imagination of children around healthy diets and exercise. The fact that health4schools is also being rolled out to Birmingham and even as far as Russia, is testament to the hard work of the schools here in Gloucestershire. The second phase of the programme, which also focuses on an equally important issue of sustainability is now up and running and we’re looking forward to seeing more children benefiting as a result.”