Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
What do we strive to develop? What does a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind look like?
- Have an awareness that research has shown that having a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
- Ensuring that children have at least two hours of exercise a week.
- Having a balanced diet, rich in essential nutrients.
- Getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
- Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Have daily routines to promote our own health and hygiene.
- Having a positive mental well-being attitude and the confidence to share feelings.
How can parents help support this at home? What opportunities can be created outside of school?
- Provide children with the knowledge that by maintaining a level of physical fitness and a balanced diet, it will hugely benefit both their physical and mental health.
- Establish good eating habits and talk to your child about making healthy choices.
- Ensure children are aware of their responsibility to maintain their own health and hygiene.
- Talk to children about the benefits of being outside and the need for the recommended daily duration of exercise of 2 hours.
- Provide children with healthy lunch boxes for school and water bottles for use throughout the day.
- Children to have an awareness of their own needs and levels of rest.
- Encourage children to take part in extra-curricular clubs related to sports and well-being.
- Talk to the children about the benefits of activity-based residential visits and encourage them to take part.
- It is important that children are encouraged and supported to look after their mental health.
When we see children displaying or applying a ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’, what do we do?
We celebrate with verbal praise and reward with a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind sticker. Friday assembly will have a designated slot for certificates.