Staff, governors and pupils at Clavering Primary
School have celebrated achieving an Enhanced
National Healthy Schools status at an awards ceremony
Clavering is one of three Essex schools to have
received the award for their proactive work in
developing pupils’ friendships and behaviour.
Healthy School awards are given to schools
which prove they are providing and promoting
emotional health and well-being, healthy eating
and physical activity as well as information and
support for emotional and health issues.
Successful projects at Clavering have included
the development of a Friendship Garden to enable
children to sit and talk quietly, making Forest
School available to all years to enhance team building,
inviting Year 6 play-leaders to attend Lunchtime
Assistant meetings to discuss playground matters,
informing pupils about cyber-bullying, and
teaching tools and strategies to counter any bullying
issues that may occur.
The Thriftwood Enterprise Challenge
On Thursday 21st March, 5 year 6 pupils were invited to Chelmsford football club to take part in the finals of the Thriftwood Enterprise Challenge with our Groovy Games Cards. The Enterprise Challenge is open to all Essex schools. We had to come up with an idea and were given £20 start up money. Having chosen our Groovy Game Card idea, we worked in design teams to create our product. After some market research with Yr 2 children we launched our game cards through a lunchtime games club. They were very popular and we made a profit of over £60 in just one week.
The competition was very tight and there were lots of good ideas. We had to present our ideas to the Dragons who were the judges. After a delicious, mouth watering buffet, we found out the results. Clavering finished in 2nd place, winning a big silver trophy and £150 for the school. We went home very proud and happy with full tummies.
Rebecca, Helena and Lauren