What is a Healthy School?
A healthy school promotes the health and well-being of its pupils and staff through a well-planned, taught curriculum in a physical and emotional environment that promotes learning and healthy lifestyle choices.
The initiative extends to five key areas.
These are: Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education, Sex and Relationship Education, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Emotional Health and Well-being.
Kennett School is also implimenting SEAL which stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. This is a focus on teaching social and emotional and behavioural skills to all children.
Kennett School has its own kitchen and attractive, well balanced meals are served on a cafeteria basis, with a choice of two main courses, plus an extra vegetarian choice if required, and at least two desserts. Children sit with their friends and are supervised by the Cook and Midday Supervisors. The quality of the food provided by the kitchen is particularly good and we have a high proportion of children taking this lunchtime option. We are happy to show any prospective parent the food available and invite new pupils and their parents to sample this service on one of the open mornings prior to new Reception intake.
Throughout the year the kitchen staff also prepare special "themed" menus linked to events happening outside of school. Examples of these have been World Cup, Guy Fawkes and Wimbledon menus.
The price of a school meal is currently £2.25 per day. This should be paid on a weekly basis on a Monday morning, sent into school in a named, sealed envelope and handed to your child's teacher. You are welcome to pay monthly or half-termly in advance if you prefer. Cheques are made payable to Cambridgeshire County Council.
To see this term's menu, click the logo below.
Your child will qualify for free school meals if you are currently receiving Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance. Application forms are available from the school office. The system that we have for payment and serving of meals means that it is not obvious to others that your child is receiving free school meals.
At Kennett, we actively promote healthy eating so we ask that no fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, sweets, crisps etc be brought into school either in packed lunches or snacks.
Healthy snacks can be brought in by the pupils to eat at morning break. The food should be placed in a named, sealed container and we ask that snacks such as fruit etc be peeled/segmented prior to bringing to school.