Wellbeing at FGS

Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.

At FGS we believe that if our students are happy and healthy they will thrive and therefore we are strong advocates of positive health and wellbeing and stress its importance as part of our School ethos.

We are recognised nationally for our work in this field and have been identified as a Youth Sport Trust lead Health and Wellbeing School. We constantly strive to ensure that the opportunities available to our students are engaging and inclusive taking on board the feedback provided by our student voice.

We run whole School initiative such as Fitness Fridays and Wellbeing Wednesdays to share important health messages to our students and their families alike and work closely with our School restaurant to ensure that we promote sensible food choices.

As a School we also promote the benefit of Mindfulness and have opportunities for students to access extra-curricular provisions for the purposes of relaxation and contemplation.

With that in mind, our principal objectives around Health and Wellbeing are:

  • To instil an appetite for lifelong participation in physical activity
  • To educate all students to appreciate the importance of taking the time to consider their health and wellbeing
  • To develop leadership opportunities that empower our students to take control of the innovative solutions provided.

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP

  • Encourage your child to meet the chief medical officer's recommendations of 60 active minutes per day. This could be quite simply by walking to School.
  • Encourage your child to make sensible food choices and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Clear water bottles should be brought into School each day with your daughter.
  • Regulate the amount of time your child is sat still whilst playing on electronic devices and watching television.
  • Ensure your child is getting enough sleep.