Daily activities

Schoolchildren will be encouraged to do daily activities with the aim of improving their physical and mental well-being, Highland advisers said

Nicky grant

Highland Councilors have been informed that the focus will be on improving the physical and mental well-being of all pupils.

Nicky Grant, Executive Director of Education and Learning, said: “Over the summer we embarked on the Summer of Hope program in Highland where over 1,400 targeted youth attended sessions and we have created over 23 volunteer jobs for young people.

“We will continue to promote the benefits of daily outdoor activities throughout our program, including the Daily Mile and the daily exercises to which over 60% of our schools have signed up. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

Education Committee Chairman John Finlayson said, “The physical and mental well-being of our students remains a top priority. Our students and staff have demonstrated their resilience since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, we must ensure that support is available for anyone who needs it.

“We will continue to work closely with schools to continue to encourage and improve the health of all who attend our schools while learning from the many positive initiatives that are already taking place in so many of our educational settings. “

Ms Grant added that she has a duty to ensure that all staff have a “supportive opportunities program” to “learn and grow”.

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