Ysgol Pant Pastynog celebrates top health award

Ysgol Pant Pastynog is celebrating after achieving a top award for health and wellbeing.

Ysgol Pant Pastynog 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.

Mr Dafydd Rhys, headteadcher of Ysgol Pant Pastynog, said: “The National Quality Award means a great deal to everyone at Ysgol Pant Pastynog.  It marks the culmination of many years of hard work.”

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

“We are delighted that Ysgol Pant Pastynog 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.”

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

Posted on Tuesday 3rd October 2017