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Sheffield primary strives for Healthy School Status

Parents and pupils at a primary school in Sheffield are doing their bit to keep moving by abandoning their car for the school run and walking to school together.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale, Owler Lane, is determined to reduce congestion in Sheffield during the school run, and to enjoy the healthy benefits of walking to school.

Last year the Academy received a bronze award from MODESHIFT STARS (https://modeshiftstars.org/), and now they are aiming even higher.

As part of a health push at the Academy, the children have been enjoying healthy breakfasts with lots of fresh fruit.  The school also teamed up with the Burngreave Clear Air Team to learn about the dangers of unclean air, and the children made posters for the local community highlighting the need to reduce air pollution as well as to get healthy.

The children also completed a 10 day Active Challenge.  Every classroom has a chart for every child and if they walk, cycle, scooter or catch public transport into school they are provided with a sticker.

The Academy’s efforts will all contribute to a bid to MODESHIFT STARS to secure a silver award.

Senior Learning Mentor, Rashad Hassan, commenting on the Academy’s efforts says, “The children have been terrific, and have loved all the challenges and new things we have done around getting healthy, and making Sheffield a nicer place to live.”

“They have really embraced changing their habits around getting to and from school, and eating healthier foods – thanks to our parents for their support too.”

Principal of Oasis Academy Fir Vale, Helen Round added, “At Oasis Academy Fir Vale we want to help our children grow and progress, not just academically but as young people.  They have been so enthusiastic about being healthy and getting to school in a way that reduces the air pollution – we are very proud of them.”