In 2007 we were awarded Healthy School status and we have renewed our status in 2010 after achieving all required criteria.
We provide high-quality physical education and promote physical activities as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Through the curriculum we ensure pupils have a full understanding of issues and behaviours which impact upon lifelong health. We provide two weekly exciting PE lessons involving some use of specialist PE teachers, and a number of after school sports clubs. As part of PE we provide cycling training following the bikeability national standards. To read more, click here. The emotional health and well being of all members of our community is highly valued as we know that happier people make better learners.
We strive to encourage healthy eating and drinking in our school through assemblies, displays and in lessons as it is now part of the day-to-day life of Edmund Waller starting from Breakfast club until the end of the day. The children are making healthier choices both in choosing items for school dinners and in the packed lunches brought from home.
We were privileged enough to be involved in decided what catering company will have the future contract with Lewisham. The pupils work closely with the catering staff at Edmund Waller. Some of the partnership work between the school and the catering company has been:
- receiving feedback from the pupils as they write their comments in the comments book. The menu has been slightly tailored to the school if there are certain foods that are not eaten. The pupils were introduced to plates and bowls instead of trays.
- making the whole lunch time experience more enjoyable and worthwhile. A survey was conducted and many changes have taken place one being pupil trays being replaced by plates and bowls.
- placing recycling containers and a compost container near the waste bin. The aim was to reduce the amount of waste being produced. In conjunction with this, the children were asked to try and eat all of the food on their plates.
- children designing pizzas with different toppings and the catering staff producing the pizzas. This made the children feel they had a part to play in what they would eat at lunch times.
- working with specific children and their families on what they can eat because of the allergies.
- using the foods grown in the school vegetable patches. Some of the dishes created have been rhubarb crumble, potato hot pot using the salad in the salad bar.
Welcome to our new addtion to the Edmund Waller family - CHICKENS.
Chickens at Waller.
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Year 6 restuarant project where they cook their own food.