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Diamond Award for New Road Primary

Thursday 18th January 2024

New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge has set an unprecedented standard for health and wellbeing, achieving the highest recognition in every category of the Calderdale Healthy Schools award program. Recognised for its exceptional efforts in mental and emotional wellbeing, physical activity, and food and nutrition, the school has become the first in Calderdale to secure Gold level awards in all three criteria.

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Active Schools Series - Parkinson Lane Primary

Thursday 13th July 2023

Parkinson Lane Primary School is a large three-form entry school in Halifax, West Yorkshire. They were the first Calderdale School to become part of the Creating Active Schools programme in 2021 where staff immediately implemented the concept of active registers with pupils performing simple moves such as heel-raises or squats whilst waiting in line. This resulted in children becoming more aware of how small changes in activity can benefit them and contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

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Active Schools Update - Spring 2023

Thursday 4th May 2023

Well done to all schools who showed how they support pupil fitness and care for the climate by signing up to the Sustrans annual Big Walk and Wheel challenge.

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Active Schools Series - Ash Green Primary

Tuesday 4th April 2023

Each month we’ll shine a spotlight on one of our Active Schools and highlight all that they do to support not only staff and pupils but also the wider community to be physically active. To kick off the series, this month’s spotlight falls on Ash Green Community Primary School. 
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Active School Champions

Monday 19th December 2022

Calderdale’s Active Schools (CAS) programme, which sees schools implement opportunities to be active throughout the school day and beyond, launched 12 months ago with 24 Trailblazer schools including 2 secondary schools. Having now extended to all schools in the borough, Active Calderdale wants to ensure that schools are given every support they need to become as successful as the Trailblazers, and so we created Active School Champions.

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Creating Active Schools in Calderdale – Early Impact in Two Trailblazing Schools

Friday 7th January 2022

Creating Active Schools in Calderdale began with staff training in 12 Phase 1 Trailblazer schools in the Summer term of 2021. With the goal of supporting pupils to be active whenever possible and utilising Physically Active Learning to improve learning, attainment, attendance and behaviour, and with input from the whole staff, each school produced a bespoke action plan, individual to each school, which was implemented during the Autumn Term of 2021.

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