Case studies for Cohort 2 of Healthy Schools Plus
Antony CE VA Primary School
Antony CE VA Primary School did some excellent work with Junior Road Safety Officers together with the local policeman, read more.
Biscovey Nursery and Infant School
Biscovey Nursery and Infant School aimed to increase children’s awareness of healthy eating and healthy lifestyles and in so doing, have an impact on emotional health and wellbeing and developing relationships, read more.
Carbeile Junior School
Carbeile chose to work on healthier weight coupled with sun safety. Read about their work.
Cusgarne CP School
Cusgarne chose to work on SRE, raising children's self-esteem (particularly among certain vulnerable children) and the importance of relationships and respect for others, read more.
Darite Primary School
Darite Primary School chose to work on healthier lifestyle choices. They worked on children's understanding of healthy lifestyles, did lots of work on food, growing and cooking and also took part in FIT. Read their case study and go to FIT Cornwall to find out more.
Harrowbarrow School did lots of work on healthy lifestyles; they worked on lunchboxes, the tuck shop, growing (together with community members) and cooking, creating the Harrowbarrow Cookbook. Read the case study.
Illogan School had identified a group of children who were not fully engaging in school life in a positive and thoughtful way. These pupils were more likely to be distracted during lessons, more likely to get into trouble at playtimes and also lacked the verbal skills that would enable them to explain their thoughts and feelings. After carrying out some research, Illogan School decided to take part in a trial of Philosophy 4 Schools, read the case study.
Lostwithiel chose to work on SRE. The R in SRE is for relationships and Lostwithiel decided to use RTime and Relax Kids to help the children in their relationship-building. Lostwithiel also did the Christopher Winter Project and Speakeasy with their parents, read the case study.
Mawgan-in-Pydar CP School
Mawgan-in-Pydar chose to work on pupils' emotional health and wellbeing in order to equip them to deal with peer pressure and to be able to assess risks, read more in the case study.
Mevagissey CP School
Mevagissey combined work on sun safety awareness and the creation of shade with work on growing, cooking and eating. Read more in the case study.
Nancealverne School created a healthy tuck shop. The young people planned, set up, organised and are running a tuck shop with emphasis on healthy living and healthy choices, read more.
Nancledra School decided to work on pupils' self-esteem and emotional health and wellbeing. They chose to arrange Forest Skills sessions for targeted children and their families. The sessions, led by an accredited Forest School and Outdoor Education Leader, were held at a local wood in St. Ives, read the case study.
Penryn Community Infant School and Nursery Unit
Penryn Community Infant School had identified some over-boisterous behaviour in the playground. They decided to introduce RTime and also did lots of related work, read more.
Polperro School chose to work on sun safety because some pupils had been coming to school with sunburn and pupils generally were not aware of the precautions needed to keep safe in the sun. Read the case study.
St Francis CE Primary School
St Francis CE Primary School chose to work on pupils' self-esteem and emotional health and wellbeing through growing for eating. They set up an allotment, read the case study.
Trekenner CP School
Trekenner CP School wanted to improve pupils' emotional health and wellbeing in terms of confidence, self-worth and peer relationships. They also wanted to increase the number of children reporting a better understanding of safe and unsafe use of the internet. Read about what they did.
Treleigh CP School
Upton Cross Primary School
Upton Cross found that the Forest Schools programme had a markedly beneficial effect on the social and behavioural skills of certain children and that all children enjoyed and benefited from the programme, read the case study.
Teachers at Werrington School noticed that some children were coming into school in unwashed uniform and that some had poor dental health. They based their work around hygiene, but also incorporated dental health, emotional wellbeing and positive parenting, read more.