Youngsters help spread the healthy schools message


Children are helping spread the Healthy Schools message in a new video.

Josh, Tia, Ellie and friends from Plascrug Community School in Aberystwyth explain about how being part of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) is helping them and their families be healthier.

WNHSS involves nursery, primary, secondary and special schools and works towards a whole school approach to improving health which means they look at everything from the policies adopted, the school environment, the curriculum and the involvement of the whole school community and the wider community around the school.

In the video Josh explains how they have a healthy fruit tuck shop, do lots of physical activity and have ‘circle time’ where they share their feelings.

Mary Charles, National Programme Lead for the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Schemes, said: “WNHSS has been running for over a decade and in that time significant changes have taken place in schools.

“Many people may not realise that WNHSS has played an important role in helping to make the school environment a healthy one.  At a WNHSS you will no longer see tuck shops full of sweets and chocolate, smoking is not allowed in the school grounds and school dinners are now tasty and nutritious.

“Health and emotional wellbeing is now also fully integrated into school life and this is helping teachers, parents and the community as a whole.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the children and staff at Plascrug Community School for starring in our new video.”

To find out more about the WNHSS watch the video at