Ysgol Carreg Emlyn celebrates top health award

Ysgol Carreg Emlyn is celebrating after achieving a top award for health and wellbeing.

Ysgol Carreg Emlyn has received the National Quality Award, the highest award a school can obtain through the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes. 

In order to achieve the award, the school demonstrated the highest standard in indicators across seven health topics, including mental and emotional health, wellbeing and relationships, environment, and safety.

The school has been involved in the healthy schools programme since 2006.  The school has fostered excellent links within the community it serves. Parents and governors are enthusiastic, and health and well-being work is embedded at the school.  Over the past decade there has been a positive change in behaviours and lifestyles. This is strong testimony to the overall value of the Healthy Schools Scheme and the way in which members of the wider community have engaged with it.

Ms Einir Wynne Jones, headteadcher of Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, said:  “I am delighted that the school has received this award. Thanks for this goes to all the pupils, staff and governors who work hard permanently so we can be a healthy school.  Thanks also to the parents and the community who are always supportive of our work.”

Mary Charles, Principal Practitioner for the Public Health Wales Healthy Schools Programme, said:

“We are delighted that Ysgol Carreg Emlyn received our top health award. They deserve this important recognition for their commitment to embedding health and wellbeing in the culture and fabric of the school.

“This achievement demonstrates how the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes are enabling Public Health Wales to work in equal partnership with schools to improve the future health and wellbeing of our children.  By combining our efforts and assets in a purposeful way, we can create a healthier, happier and fairer Wales.”

The Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes is delivered by Public Health Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government.

Posted on Tuesday 23rd January 2018