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Healthy Schools Award

Published: 25/11/2016

A local high school has become the first in the area to receive the National Quality Award from Healthy Schools. The Alun High School is the first secondary school from across both Flintshire and Wrexham to achieve the National Quality Award and is the fifteenth school in Wales. The Healthy Schools Scheme is a national initiative funded by Public Health Wales and recognises a school’s commitment to health and wellbeing. Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Chris Bithell, said: “The National Quality Award is the highest accolade in the scheme and the Alun School has dedicated over 14 years to embedding health and wellbeing at the heart of what they do. This a huge achievement for the school and something as a county we are very proud of.” Over 100 pupil representatives from different pupil groups across the school (including those from the four House Councils, School Councils, Eco schools, School Nutrition Action Group) came together to celebrate the special presentation. The Award was presented to the school by the Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Peter Curtis. Jane Cooper, Headteacher at the school, said: “This uplifting and inspiring event is organised by the Flintshire County Council’s Healthy Schools scheme. Today highlights the excellent team work by all our pupils and teachers and I am immensely proud to be the first school in the area to receive this award - well done to everyone involved.“ Chief Officer for Education and Youth Ian Budd, Councillor Peter Curtis – Chairman of FCC and Councillor Chris Bithell – Cabinet Member for Youth and Education, celebrating the success of Mold Alun School with pupils, teachers, staff and governors along with Claire Sinnott, Healthy Schools Lead Practitioner