November 2017

28th November 2017

Milton Keynes Primary PRU Awarded Milton Keynes “Smile” Award

“Adventures in Learning”

We are pleased to announce that Milton Keynes Primary PRU was officially awarded the Milton Keynes “Smile” Award on 21st November 2017. This follows on from being awarded the Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Award, gaining “Healthy Schools” Status and becoming the first school in Milton Keynes to achieve “Asthma Friendly” Status.

 The Smile Award recognises that schools, and other childcare professionals, are in a responsible position and their actions affect the health and well-being of children in their care.

 Ms Vivienne Mills, Headteacher said “We work in partnership with many agencies, families and children to support all children in our school to live happier, healthier lives. There is a greater emphasis on the prevention of ill health and reduction of inequalities in health. In our school we provide up to date and correct oral health and healthy eating messages to pupils so they can make positive life choices and lead healthier lives.

 We are very pleased to have been awarded The Milton Keynes Smile Award and will continue to build upon all the excellent progress we have achieved so far in supporting children in developing healthier lifestyles. In particular, this year, our School Improvement Development Plan focuses on developing an Optimal Outdoor Learning Environment where all children will have the opportunity to grow their own healthy and nutritional produce, explore how to use it and discover how it helps to sustain a healthy lifestyle. This is our Adventure in learning.

 Our entire school received the free and informative training so that we can continue to improve the support we can offer to the children and provide up to date helpful information to families”.

 Elaine Herety, Milton Keynes Oral Health Improver said, “Milton Keynes Primary PRU were awarded at a highly commended level due to all the extra effort that is made around the oral and general health of the children and staff attending the school.”

 Councillor Zoe Nolan, cabinet member for Children and Families said "I have visited this school twice and I have seen for myself the good work that happens here. I am delighted that this has been recognised by winning the Smile award, the latest in a string of awards gained by the school. I congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this for the children."