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Food and fitness [electronic resource].

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Subject: Health.
Physical education and training > Great Britain.
Citizenship > Study and teaching > Great Britain.
Health education > Great Britain.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (28 min.).
  • Publisher: [England] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2005.

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General Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
Summary: This programme illustrates how one school has successfully taken on board the government's Blueprint for Healthy Living.Five years ago, Skirlaugh Primary School in Yorkshire was in special measures. Today, it wins awards and its most recent Ofsted report lauded it as outstanding. This programme explores their transformation, focusing on the central role food and fitness occupy in school life. Headteacher Barbara Hoggarth's whole-school approach can be regarded as the key to this change in direction. Her strategy involved putting citizenship and physical, social and health education (PSHE) at the heart of the curriculum and insisting that healthy diet and regular exercise be an integral part of every school day. Every breaktime, Skirlaugh is a hive of organised activity. With an adventure playground, a giant chessboard, sports equipment, sun-shelters and buddy benches to choose from, every child is occupied and bullying has been dramatically reduced.
Jeannette Orrey, a published cookbook author, early advocate of healthy food in schools and one of Jamie Oliver's favourite dinner ladies, reveals how her school, St Peter's Primary School in East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, became a pioneer in providing healthy school meals. This programme outlines their recipe for success, which included opting out of the county council's catering scheme. It also explores how the headteacher David Maddison and Jeanette have made healthy diet and fitness central components of school life.St Peter's School's successes extend far beyond the kitchen to activities such as serving school dinners to local senior citizens and discovering where their food comes from by visiting a local farm. Exploring the social benefits of eating good food adds a welcome extra dimension to pupils' PSHE and citizenship education.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Previously released as DVD.
Language Note: This edition in English.
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