ayed an important role since its initiation and continues to foster a favourable learning environment for all children irrespective of their backgrounds. According to the program, schools are encouraged to develop and apply solid approaches based on the four key pillars to healthy growth which include:
Personal Development - the programme ensures that the child obtains some of the basic and relevant life skills such as communication and social interaction. Also, the child is exposed to a whole new world of decision-making where he/she gets to choose what he/she wants consequently improving on their reasoning capabilities and confidence. The child also gets to develop his/her physical and mental health through indoor as well as outdoor activities.
Community Development - children who are involved in the programme improve the general living conditions of the communities they live in and also, they spell less communal problems such as teenage pregnancies and drug abuse which are associated with growing children.
Academic Performance - apart from improving the child’s academic and non-academic performance, the programme also is aimed at improving the school’s rapport with other schools and the community at large (Department for Education and Skills 2012).
Department for Education and Skills, National Healthy Schools Programme: A Guide for Parents and Carers, Government of United Kingdom, Retrieved from: . [3rd March ...Show more