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Dovers Green School

Dovers GreenSchool

A Healthy Lifestyle

A Healthy Lifestyle




At Dovers Green we are committed to educating children in the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Children are encouraged to drink plenty of water, try a variety of fruits and vegetables, eat sensibly and have plenty of exercise.

As a commitment to the importance of drinking water, we give every child a water bottle when they join Dovers Green and they are encouraged to drink regularly throughout the day. After morning playtime children are given a piece of fruit as a healthy snack.

All our meals are cooked on the premises and the menu is varied promoting a balanced diet and healthy eating. Medical and religious dietary needs can be catered for. Whether you choose school dinners for your child or wish to provide a healthy packed lunch, lunchtime is a social time where children sometimes listen to music or talk quietly to their friends whilst enjoying their meal.

PE is a vital part of the curriculum and children have gymnastic and dance lessons as well as participating in a variety of games. They are taught how exercise affects their bodies and the safety aspects of PE. During one lunchtime each week all children enjoy a variety of structured activities provided by our playworkers and students from Reigate School. We have strong links with local sports clubs who run after school sporting activities at different times in the school year. Teachers also offer a choice of extra curricular clubs.

Regular ‘walk to school days’ are organised where children are encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school. There is a ‘Bike It’ breakfast each half term where children and sometimes parents cycle to school and then have breakfast together in the hall. There are scooter and cycle parking facilities available for those who wish to ride to  school and children are frequently reminded about safety on the roads.

Pupils have an outstanding understanding of how to remain healthy and safe.’

OFSTED APRIL 2009

‘Care, support and guidance for pupils is central to the ethos of the school, and is outstanding’.

OFSTED APRIL 2009