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Healthy Secondary School

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


A look at how two schools have tackled the problem of child obesity and health threats to life expectancy head on.

Tong High School, a specialist sports college in Bradford, and Cumberland School in Newham, East London have implemented schemes to improve students' health and health awareness.

At Tong, a health fair day promoted the health message, and this was followed up by the launch of a Healthy Lifestyles Card ? a kind of loyalty card which gives students real incentives for choosing healthy food and increasing the amount of exercise they take.

At Cumberland School, the cycling club teaches students to ride safely, in preparation for riding to school. The aim is to use this as a tool for promoting physical activity.

We take a look at how these very different schemes have worked and how they have changed the lives of pupils at the two schools.

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