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Source: Wales – City of Newport

Posted on Thursday 16th January 2020

Pupils and staff from Newport schools attended a special ceremony in the Civic Centre to mark a fantastic achievement.

They have all gained the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme’s highly regarded national quality award

Glasllwch; Mount Pleasant; Gaer; St Andrew’s; Maindee; Clytha; Eveswell; Langstone; Malpas Court; Lliswerry Primary Schools; Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd and Fairoak Nursery School were recognised in the council chamber in the Civic Centre.

Newport’s Mayor Councillor William Routley presented the awards at the ceremony attended by the council Leader, Councillor Jane Mudd, and the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Gail Giles.

In order to gain the national quality award, the whole school has to embrace the seven themes which include food and fitness; personal development and emotional well-being.

Councillor Mudd said: “I would like to congratulate all the schools for this amazing achievement. It can take nine years to achieve the full award so it is a big commitment for a school and they should all be very proud.”

Councillor Giles said: “This award enables our young people to have a positive approach to health and well-being and is an excellent means of introducing them to principles that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.Well done.”

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