Prospect Primary 1st In Healthy Schools Awards

June 11, 2015

The Healthy Schools Awards Ceremony was held yesterday [June 10] at the Bermuda Society of Arts at City Hall, with Prospect Primary being named first place among 23 public and private primary, middle, and senior schools that were assessed as part of the program.

Second place was claimed by Mount Saint Agnes Academy, while the Berkeley Institute claimed third place and West End Primary was recognized as the most improved school.

The Healthy Schools Awards recognizes schools that consistently promote heath to their students and staff. A committee comprised of Department of Health staff and community health partners reviewed the extent to which schools consistently implemented eight aspects or categories of health to include their compliance to school health policies and Bermuda Laws, and determined the winners.

Awards are given to the first, second, and third place winner, the most improved school, along with eight individual and organization category winners, 19 special school and individual recipients, and three community health partners who have complied with the school health policies, promoted health, and supported schools and Healthy Schools.

Healthy Schools Awards

Overall Winners:

  • The Healthy Schools Award 2015: Prospect Primary, which will receive the winner’s plaque.
  • The Healthy Schools Award 2015: Mount Saint Agnes Academy, which will receive a 2nd place plaque.
  • The Healthy Schools Award 2015: The Berkeley Institute, which will receive a 3rd place plaque.
  • The Most Improved School 2015: West End Primary, which will receive The Commissioner’s Award.

The Healthy Schools Recognition Category Awards 2015 for Individuals and Organizations:

  • Sara McKittrick of the Bermuda Diabetes Association – Health Education
  • Rhonda Smith-Simmons – Health Education
  • Florence Sharpe-Trott of Francis Patton Primary – Physical Education
  • Cymone Hollis and Mellonie Furbert of Nutrition Services – Health Services
  • Kimberley Ball of Communicable Diseases Clinic – Health Services
  • Greenrock – Healthy & Safe School Environment
  • The Family Centre – Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
  • The Jump 2b Fit Program of the Bermuda Heart Foundation – Physical Education

The Healthy Schools Recognition Awards 2015 for Community Partners:

  • The Argus Group
  • Barritt’s
  • Dunkley’s

The Healthy Schools Special Awards 2015 for Schools [certificates]:

  • Purvis Primary
  • Mount Saint Agnes Academy
  • Clearwater Middle School
  • The Berkeley Institute
  • Heron Bay Primary
  • West End Primary
  • Prospect Primary
  • Northlands Primary
  • Francis Patton Primary
  • Elliot Primary
  • Somerset Primary

The Healthy Schools Special Awards 2015 for Schools [Kinetix Yoga certificates]:

  • Southampton Preschool: Zayden Furbert
  • Happy Valley Child Care: Chaz Swan-Edmead
  • Gilbert Institute: Kailee Spring
  • Creative Touch: Sanchez Smith

The Healthy Schools Achievement Awards for Health Promoting Schools, which were placed in Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Levels, according to the score representing their level of compliance to Healthy Schools Standards and Bermuda Laws, included:

Platinum Level [100%]:

  • Prospect Primary
  • Mount Saint Agnes Academy
  • The Berkeley Institute
  • Clearwater Middle School
  • Purvis Primary
  • West End Primary
  • St. David’s Primary
  • Somerset Primary
  • Francis Patton Primary
  • Heron Bay Primary
  • Northlands Primary
  • Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy
  • Victor Scott Primary
  • Dalton E. Tucker Primary

Gold Level [90 – 100%]:

  • Bermuda High School for Girls
  • Elliot Primary
  • East End Primary
  • Somersfield Academy
  • CedarBridge Academy
  • Gilbert Institute
  • Sandys Secondary Middle School
  • West Pembroke Primary

Bronze Level [70 – 79.9%]:

  • T.N. Tatem Middle School

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