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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Fulbourn Primary school is committed to promoting the health and well-being of its pupils, staff and the wider school community. We actively encourage children and staff to grow as kind, compassionate people who are confident and resilient, working to their potential and who are physically and mentally healthy. We recognise that promoting healthy lifestyles (as well as physical, mental, and emotional well-being) is essential to academic success. 

We encourage children to adopt a healthy lifestyle by providing them with accessible and relevant information, and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to support them to make informed decisions about their health. We extend this way of being to our parents and our wider school community. Our belief is that there is strength in working in partnership to ensure everyone is informed and engaged in the process of trying to make healthier life choices, both now and in the future. We will liaise with outside agencies to ensure all information is current and relevant to our pupils and staff.  

We will adopt a whole school approach to physical and emotional well-being focused on these core themes: 

Healthy Eating 

Staying Active  

Emotional Health and Well-Being 


  • To embed the knowledge, skills and qualities that children will require now, and in their future to make choices that will support them to lead a healthy lifestyle 

  • To develop positive attitudes towards health and wellbeing though an engaging curriculum  

  • To provide high quality Physical Education, School Sport and enrichment opportunities that promotes physical activity as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle 

  • To increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of nutritious food and water in their diet 

  • To develop the teaching of the Food Technology strand of the Design and Technology Curriculum with regard to healthy eating 

  • To provide children with engaging and enriching play experiences that promote their physical, social and emotional development through the development of the school grounds in conjunction with the OPAL (outdoor play and learning) project  

  • For children to learn how to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people 

  • To create a supportive and nurturing environment that develops children’s self-esteem, gives them positive experiences which will support them to overcome adversity and build resilience to manage life challenges, times of change and stress, and to ask for help when they need it 

Pupil Voice is very important to us at Fulbourn Primary School. The aims of our Wellbeing Committee are: 

  • For all children to know their rights 

  • For all children to enjoy the benefits of being outside in nature 

  • For all children to have the opportunity to have lots of physical activity in their day 

  • For all children to know which foods they should eat to have a healthy diet and to have opportunities to try lots of different foods  

  • For all children to learn how to understand and express their emotions  

  • For parents and carers to know how they can help their children to have a healthy lifestyle  

  • For children to have opportunities to develop talents, interests and hobbies that will support their wellbeing now and in the future 

Healthy Eating  

As a healthy school we strive to promote healthy eating to ensure our children have enough energy to fuel their minds and their bodies to promote learning. Children will learn about making healthy food choices through our PSHE curriculum and children have the opportunity to grow and cook fresh foods throughout the year as part of our Ecology and Design and Technology curricula. 

Reception and KS1 are provided with free fruit and vegetables for a break time snack. Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack (fruit and vegetables only, including dried fruit) which they can eat at break time.  

We are very pleased to be able to offer school meals to all children at Fulbourn Primary School.  Our catering providers offers a variety of choices of meals, all of which are cooked in our school kitchen.  You can find out more information about our school meals here Fulbourn Primary School - School Meals  

As a Healthy school we want to support parents and carers to provide their child with a healthy lunch. For those families who choose to provide their children with a packed lunch we ask that children do not bring chocolate or sweets as part of their lunchbox.  

All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school containing only water. 

Staying Active 

Physical activity is essential for maintaining physical and mental health. The children have access to high quality physical education lessons (and a wide variety of additional extracurricular activities through our clubs programme) that promote physical activity and teach children the importance of staying active. We continue to develop our comprehensive physical education curriculum that includes a wide range of physical activities and sports, including new opportunities such as Quidditich and Pickleball. We also encourage children to walk, bike or scoot to school whenever possible. 

Children enjoy activities organised by our sports coaches at lunchtimes and we are also working together with OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) to develop our playtimes so that the children are able to access a range of play experiences that support both their physical health and emotional wellbeing. 

The PE section of our school website has some useful links to help families with ideas of how to be active at home. These can be found here Fulbourn Primary School – PE Useful Links

Emotional Health and Wellbeing  

We recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment that promotes emotional well-being. Our Healthy Schools statement sits alongside, and should be read in conjunction with, the School’s Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing policy - which sets out our whole school approach to promoting positive emotional health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and the wider school community.