2010 Healthy Schools Awards Ceremony

June 13, 2010

On Thursday June 10th 2010, the Department of Health hosted The Healthy Schools Awards Ceremony at Camden, Botanical Gardens, Paget. The ceremony recognizes schools that promote activities and programmes that encourage students to grow up to be healthy and fit.

The awards were presented by The Minister of Health Walter Roban and The Minister of Education Elvin James. Minister Roban explained that in the mid 1990’s the Government wanted to deliver health programs to schools, and partnered with the Ministry of Education to create the program, Health for Success, which is now known as Healthy Schools.

Minister Roban congratulated the 29 participating schools for the many health promotion activities and events that they offer students. Minister Roban revealed that the judging committee had quite a challenge!

bermuda Health School Awards

The Healthy Schools Programme includes eight components: health promotion, health education, physical education, community, environment, nutrition counseling and health services. A total of 18 awards were presented including awards for the school with the highest score in each component, the school with the highest score overall, most improved school and individuals whom the judges regarded as health champions.

The overall winner of the Healthy Schools Award 2010 was Francis Patton Primary School. Minister Roban said, “This school seems to compete with itself each year, to improve its health promotion efforts as it naturally practices health habits each day.” Garith Thomson Physical Education and Health Teacher at Francis Patton Primary School thanked the judges saying, “We recognize the development of a healthy child requires our active, creative, consistent and enthusiastic involvement to develop and deliver a health program that is educational, motivating and achievable for all our students.”

Gold Achievement Awards were awarded to Francis Patton Primary, Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Somerfield Academy and Warwick Academy. Silver Achievement Awards were awarded to Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Institute, CedarBridge Academy, Clearwater Middle School, Dellwood Middle School, East End Primary, Elliot Primary, Gilbert Institute, Heron Bay Primary, Paget Primary, Port Royal Primary, Prospect Primary, Purvis Primary, Saltus Grammar School, Sandys Secondary Middle School, Somerset Primary, St David’s Primary, St George’s Preparatory, T.N. Tatem Middle School, The Berkeley Institute, The Educational Centre, West End Primary, West Pembroke Primary and Whitney Institute Middle School. Bronze Achievement Awards were awarded to Clara Mohammed, Dalton E. Tucker Primary, Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, Harrington Sound Primary and Victor Scott Primary.

The Health Education Recognition Certificate and The Health Promotion for Staff Recognition Certificate were awarded to Francis Patton Primary. The Physical Education Recognition Certificate and The Health Services Recognition Certificate were awarded to Saltus Grammar School. The Nutrition Services Recognition Certificate and The Healthy School Environment Recognition Certificate were awarded to CedarBridge Academy. The Counselling and Psychological Services Recognition Certificate was awarded to Bermuda High School for Girls. The Family & Community Involvement Recognition Certificate was awarded to West Pembroke Primary.

The following awards were also presented:

  • Health Education Recognition Certificate – Allison Figuerido of Heron Bay Primary.
  • The Physical Education Recognition Certificate – Garth Thomson of Francis Patton School.
  • The Nutrition Services Recognition Certificate – Ms. Angelique Allen of CedarBridge Academy.
  • The Health Services Recognition Certificate – Jo-Ann Fox a dental health officer.
  • The Healthy School Environment Recognition Certificate – Mrs. Jennifer Wilson, School’s Asthma Nurse.
  • The Health Promotion for Staff Recognition Certificate – Mr. Wendell Smith, Deputy Principal,West Pembroke Primary School.
  • John Barritt & Sons and Dunkley & Pioneer Dairies Ltd. received The Healthy Schools Recognition Award for Community Health Partners
  • The Educational Centre earned The Healthy Schools Most Improved Recognition Award
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  1. G. E. Martin says:

    This is the fourth year that Francis Patton Primary School has won this award 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007; and in 2000 they won the Health for Success award. Fantastic job, Francis Patton Primary School, staff, students and parents!!!