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Bamber Bridge pupils enjoy activities day for ‘Outstandingly Happy School’ bid

Posted on - 12th November, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Education, Schools, South Ribble News
Cuerden Church School pupils have fun on the bouncy castle and slide

Bamber Bridge pupils enjoyed activities at South Ribble Tennis Centre today to earn a special honour.

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On Tuesday 9 November, children from Cuerden Church School were treated to a day organised by South Ribble Borough Council’s Active Health team.

The event helped the local primary school meet its ambition to be recognised as an Outstandingly Happy School, a nationwide project organised by Derbyshire-based company the Art of Brilliance.

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The Council’s Active Health team lead the children through a dance routine

Mrs Nicola Sherry, Headteacher at Cuerden Church School, said: “We are really grateful to the team at South Ribble for supporting the children to make the vital links between being physically active and maintaining a positive wellbeing.

“The morning has complemented the work we are currently doing in school to support our children to become resilient, positive and happy learners.”

Over three days, Year 3 undertook activities promoting wellbeing, positive psychology, resilience, strength, goal setting, personal responsibility and mindfulness.

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The children enjoy a game on an inflatable football pitch

Today’s council-led session focussed on the importance of physical health and how this can contribute to mental wellbeing and happiness.

The children enjoyed playing on an inflatable football pitch and learning about the importance of teamwork, resilience, being active and having fun.

Dance instructors then led the children through a routine centred on self-belief and empowerment, and the pupils were able to play on a bouncy castle and slide.

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Cllr Mick Titherington said: “We applaud Cuerden Church School’s efforts to improve the happiness, health and wellbeing of their pupils and were only too happy to help them achieve their goal.

“As a council, we’re passionate about getting ‘More People, More Active’, and our Active Health team do a wonderful job working with our local schools to make a positive difference for families all across the borough.

“Helping our children to be healthier, happier and more active in their everyday lives is just as important as teaching them the three Rs, and I’m delighted the children had such a great time.”

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For more information on the Outstandingly Happy School scheme, visit – www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/training/schools

For more on the Active Health team, visit – southribble.gov.uk/activehealth

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