Healthy Schools London Celebration

Healthy Schools London Celebration
Lions in Districts SE and A have brought their support for Healthy Schools London programme to a close after seven years but were there to celebrate with those London Schools receiving their Gold and Silver Awards at the Mayor of London’s City Hall Celebration on 27th June.

David Skinner SE Lifeskills officer and PDG (A) Abhnash Bains with Alison Stafford, Natalie Walker and Gemma Rodgers of the Healthy Schools London Team.


The day was presented by the Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare, Joanne McCartney, with Leon Taylor, a diving Olympic medallist, Elaine Wylie MBE, founder of the Daily Mile and Paul Lindley OBE Chair of London’s Obesity Task Force.  Speaking on child obesity Paul said “today’s children may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents”.

Lions Lifeskills have written our ‘Health and Wellbeing DVD’ specifically for this programme, which is now generally available to schools and Clubs. Every primary school entering the Bronze award has been able to receive a copy. During the course of the programme Districts SE and A have financed resources and this support has been supplemented by the provision of our bereavement resources, ‘Life Changes’ 1 and 2’, funded by the MD Foundation, and principally distributed in areas affected by terrorism and the Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster.

Over the seven years 2198 awards have been made many influenced by Lions and our Lifeskills resources and over £30,000, contributed to the scheme.

Alison Stafford, head of the Healthy Schools London programme, thanked Lions for their support which she said was ‘beyond their wildest expectations’.