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Halwin School

Primary School - 84 children

What we do:

Teaching and learning through our core values  - Confidence, Aspiration, Resilience and Enjoyment

Why we became a healthy workplace:

We became a healthy workplace because we realise it is very easy to snacks and pick unhealthy snacks when you are stressed and under constant pressure. Our staff room has become a healthy zone.Only healthy snacks are shared and our weekly rota of bringing in healthy food, is a non-negotiable - with the very occasional homemade cake!

Recent health and well being activities:

We have recently had a water fountain built into the side of the school for all staff and children to enjoy during break and lunch times.

Nature walk through the Lost Garden Of Heligan - 12000 steps!

Our school has its very own polytunnel - of which there are lots of salad and veg being grown for everyone to enjoy..

Meditation techniques used for Year 2 & 6 SATS - staff and children - aimed at relaxing and clearing their minds and not worrying about their papers. 

Success Story:

Colleague has recently been diagnosed with a liver problem. The specialist advised that the staff member reduces alcohol intake and loses weight - eat lots of greens and generally healthy food. There is a target of 2 stones weight loss over the next 12 months. Currently ongoing, staff member has made a start!  Leaflets in staff room and toilets have really helped her and talking to colleagues has helped considerably.

"The work that Kelly has done is fantastic for a small school that is going through a period of change, the awareness of staff well-being has been paramount"

- Director
Cost of Absence

Average [annual] cost of absence per employee was £666 [CIPD 2008].

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